Last year, Sen. Toni Atkins pushed two controversial housing bills SB50 and SB 1120, which were defeated. This year she's back with a variation bill called SB 9.
offensive elements are still in place. This top-down housing bill would give developers freedoms to convert
single-family neighborhoods into high-density housing - without requiring affordable housing and against the wishes of the community.
The bill is being rushed for a vote in the Assembly's Committee on Local Government on Wednesday, June 9.
Developer/ corporate backers hope the bill passes before the public
has time to weigh in on it. SURPRISE THEM. Make calls today and leave a message.
ACTION: Make 9 CALLS in about 10 minutes!
SCRIPT (adapt to fit you): My name is ___. I'm calling re: Senate Bill 9 in strong opposition. The policy of the bill destroys single-family neighborhoods without providing affordable housing. The process of rushing this controversial bill to a vote on Wednesday is a disgrace. I don't live in the Assemblymember's district, but I urge a vote in support of the citizens of California, not in support of a land grab that benefits corporate profits.
Names, Phone & Voting Record:
SB-1120 was the version of SB-9 in 2020. It got 3 no's and 1 abstain.
On Wednesday, we need 5 No's or abstentions to kill the bill in the Assembly Local Government Committee.
Chair: Cecilia Aguiar-Curry - Napa- voted yes on SB 1120 - 916-319-2004
Vice Chair: Tom Lackey- Palmdale-voted no on SB 1120 - 916-319-2036
Richard Bloom-Santa Monica-voted no on SB 1120 - 916-319-2050
Tasha Boerner-Livermore- voted no on SB 1120 - 916-319-2076
James Ramos-Rancho Cucamonga-voted yes on SB 1120 - 916-319-2040
Luz Rivas- Arleta-voted yes on SB 1120 - 916-319-2039
Robert Rivas-Salinas-voted yes on SB 1120 - 916-319-2030
Randy Voepel-Santee-abstained on SB 1120 - 916-319-2071
THEN call your own ASSEMBLY Member. Ask them to urge a NO on SB 9.
PASS it along. Forward to your network, groups, and 5+ neighbors, colleagues or cousins.
Pat yourself on the back for taking action in support of transparency and sound housing policy.