5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Californians Sue To Keep Local Control and Protect Residents Against State Overreach Favoring Mega-Developers
Californians are fed up with unrealistic and “rigged” state-mandated housing quotas that put profit-driven developers in charge of planning for housing.
Zoom Registration: https://bit.ly/catalystsca2022
Four charter cities—Redondo Beach, Carson, Torrance, and Whittier—have filed a lawsuit and two general law cities—Rancho Palos Verdes and Lakewood—filed a ‘sister’ challenge to the constitutionality of SB-9 that strips away local control.
The law firm of Aleshire & Wynder is seeking additional cities and counties to join in the SB-9 appeal and a second lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for violating state law when it set inflated housing quotas.
A FREE 4-part series “Stop State Takeover: Preserve Local Control” sponsored by Catalysts for Local Control is for elected officials, homeowners, and renters. Participants will learn about state overreach and strategies to push back, including litigation.
The series starts on Wednesday, August 10 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm PST. Speakers will define the issues and practical strategies to preserve housing integrity.
- August 10: Pam Lee, Esq., Aleshire & Wynder. Ms. Lee represents cities with lawsuits against SB-9. She will describe the cases and how cities can join litigation at reduced rates as more join.
- August 24: Michael Barnes, a former Albany City Council member, will expose how California’s housing quotas (RHNA numbers) are rigged.
- September 7: Bob Silvestri, president of Community Venture Partners and publisher of The Marin Post will offer housing solutions to replace California’s failed housing policies.
- September 21: Mike Griffiths, Torrance City Council member and founder of California Cities for Local Control, will discuss why Torrance (Charter City) joined the lawsuit against SB-9. John Cruikshank, City Council member, Rancho Palos Verdes (General Law City), will describe his city's motivation and process for joining the SB-9 lawsuit.
Elected officials and community leaders will learn easy steps to get started, build momentum to take action, and gain access to dozens of SB9 and RHNA Audit resources.
Organization: Catalysts for Local Control
Contact: Susan Kirsch
Contact Phone: 415-686-4375