San Francisco, California
Please use Livable California’s easy-email “Tell Your Legislator” button to take action right now!
California State Senator Scott Wiener (D – San Francisco) is twisting arms in Sacramento to revive his failed SB 50 efforts. In the meantime, stung by the defeat of SB 50, Senator Wiener has now created a “gut and amend” bill called SB 592. Wiener has now "gutted" an old cosmetology bill and filled it with reckless ideas and luxury developer rewards!
We are contacting you now to ask you to please help kill two onerous new bills in the California Legislature.
- Wiener’s outrageous sneak attempt to pave over neighborhoods, SB 592, and
- Nancy Skinner's shocking bill, SB 330, to silence the public.
Stung by the defeat of SB 50, Senator Wiener has now created a “gut and amend” bill called SB 592. Wiener has now "gutted" an old cosmetology bill and filled it with reckless ideas and luxury developer rewards!
Click the blue “Send’ links below and send "Oppose" letters to our elected representatives, now.
You can add your own words if you wish! It only takes 1 minute!
STOP SB 592 – To Send an Oppose SB 592 Email, Click Here
STOP SB 330 – To Send an Oppose SB 330 Email, Click Here
Fatally flawed SB 592 must be killed now because:
- If a city rejects a luxury housing project as too big or too tall, developers can argue that city rules aren't “economically viable” for them. Incredible!
- It exports Silicon Valley’s tragedy to everyone: huge luxury dorm projects allowed statewide, destroying neighborhoods that investors want to gentrify with pricey micro-units.
- It lets developers demolish 1,200-sq-ft homes to build 5,000-sq-ft mansions with 400-sq-ft luxury mini-units. No affordable units required.
Fatally flawed SB 330 must be killed now because:
- Nancy Skinner’s luxury housing bill has NO required affordable housing. Zero.
- SB 330 silences the public, allowing just 5 hearings per project, forcing cities to hoard all 5 hearings for their topmost boards, the Planning Commission and City Council. Goodbye to community councils and local review boards.
- It allows developers to sue cities for $10,000 to $50,000 per "denied unit" if a city rejects a bad project. Skinner says it "streamlines" housing approvals. No. It will jam up the state courts with housing lawsuits and delays.
- It overrides local planning, encouraging spot-zoning in which Sacramento hands power to luxury housing developers to decide what, and where, to build.
Please stay in this fight, folks. We will not overburden you with requests.
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President, Livable California
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San Francisco, CA 94103
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