Tuesday, January 14, 2020

SB50 - Senator Wiener's Comments

State Senator Scott Wiener recently did an interview with LA Times and CALmatters reporters about SB50.  Here is a clip of that interview and what Wiener said:


"SB 50 goes beyond identifying sites where you're going to build housing, which is what the Housing Element process is for.  SB 50 is about all existing parcels.  It's not just about what is going to happen in the next 8 years.  Frankly, it's what's going to happen in the next 50 years.

And so you have a parcel that right now has a single family home on it.  There's no plan that anyone has to change that.  All the sudden becomes zoned for, let's say, 10 units, depending on the size of the parcel.  And, nothing may happen in the next 8 years. But in 20 years, maybe that will become a 10 unit building.

So SB 50 isn't just about what we're doing immediately right now.  It's about long term, structural change, for how we do land use in the State of California."

This is a bad bill and should be opposed by anyone who values local control and the character of Clayton.  This bill is currently in the Senate Appropriations Committee.  

Contact them and ask them to vote no on SB50

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