sb330 Status and Electronic Petition to OPPOSE : We've placed a temporary hold on the petition. The bill was amended to remove language that was a non-starter regarding the prohibition of voter-approved ballot measures, but another review is necessary regarding the bill's effect on allowing General Plan zoning that is in conflict with existing community plans in San Diego. The bill passed the full Senate on May 29th with a vote of 28 to 7. It is now being heard in the Assembly, and passed the Committee on Housing and Community Development on 6/19/19.
Next committee hearing is on July 10, and if that committee endorses the bill, there will be a floor vote on Aug. 11. If the bill is passed through the assembly, then the amended version will go back to the senate for another vote.
We are currently in a HOLD position on the amended version and will re-evaluate other sections of the bill that deal with streamlining and impact on Regional Plans. We will re-open the petition once impact evaluation is completed.
THANKS to ALL OF YOU who wrote, called, emailed and signed our electronic petition to get the verbiage about prohibiting the electorate's ability to originate a voter-approved ballot initiative or referendum removed from the bill!
You can access a video of the 6/19 video here. Scroll down to "Assembly Housing and Community Development" video, and the sb330 portion begins a little after the middle of the entire video.
The map above is provided by HCD (Dept of Housing & Community Development). sb50 & sb330 will impact the areas designated as "High Resource" with the most density, removal of height restrictions and minimum parking space requirements. You can click on the map to locate your neighborhood.
SB-330 Housing Crisis Act of 2019
We opposed this bill because it will supercede local control of housing issues.
Please sign the petition and forward it to friends and neighbors.
Read the history of how we got it amended on May 7th, but why it still needs to be killed...
Please read the entire text of sb330. It take local control of planning decisions the Community Planning Groups, City, and County of San Diego. This means that the only existing recognized voice of the public (Community Planning Groups) would lose control over where, how much, and when new housing is built in our communities.
The maps below show the Designated TPAs where sb330 applies.
"Nancy Skinner’s SB 330, would roll back many city and county home-building regulations for a decade. Skinner’s office told the Los Angeles Times this week that the bill would apply to San Diego’s coastal height limit, a sacred cow that has defined development in beach communities for decades." Los Angeles Times: Bay Area Leads Charge On Fixing Housing Crisis
Read VOSD: Bill Would Suspend Height Limits
Read Los Angeles Times Article: Get to know James LaMattery by reading "After Decades of Suburban Sprawl.."
Added Notes 4/3/19:
by James LaMattery:
I asked Liam Dillon, the reporter for the L.A. Times if he knew where in the text of sb330 Skinner's spokesperson was referring. Here's Liam's answer:
*Nancy Skinner’s SB 330, would roll back many city and county home-building regulations for a decade. Skinner’s office told the Los Angeles Times this week that the bill would apply to San Diego’s coastal height limit, a sacred cow that has defined development in beach communities for decades.
Read VOSD: Bill Would Suspend Height Limits
Read Los Angeles Times: Bay Area Leads Charge On Fixing Housing Crisis
This bill would include findings that the changes proposed by this bill to the Planning and Zoning Law address a matter of statewide concern rather than a municipal affair and, therefore, apply to all cities, including charter cities.
By imposing various new requirements and duties on local planning officials with respect to housing development, and by changing the scope of a crime under the State Housing Law, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
If enacted, this bill will prohibit any City or County from:
- Imposing any new, increasing or enforcing any existing, requirement that a proposed housing development include parking
- Imposing a moratorium on housing development, including mixed-use development, within all or a portion of the jurisdiction of the affected county or city, other than to specifically protect against an imminent threat to the health and safety of persons residing in, or within the vicinity of, the area subject to the moratorium or for projects specifically identified as existing restricted affordable housing.
- Please note the text of the Bill prohibits local county and city legislature, including the electorate, through its local initiative or referendum power, whether that power is derived from the California Constitution, statute, or the charter or ordinances, from enacting amendments to their Comprehensive Regional or General Plans that would result in less intensive density than those in place since Jan.2018. Less intensive use is defined as reductions to: height limits, density, or floor area ratios.
- Prohibits the limitation of population of a county or city.
- Any requirement that local voter approval be obtained to increase the allowable density or intensity of housing, to establish housing as an allowable use, or to provide services and infrastructure necessary to develop housing, is hereby declared against public policy and void.
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