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Catalysts offers SB9 and RHNA/HDC Litigation Resources

August 24, 2022 to September 21, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Catalysts for Local Control kicked off the first of a four-part series entitled “Stop State Takeover. Preserve Local Control” with a presentation from Pam Lee, an attorney with the firm Aleshire & Wynder.

A video of her presentation and her Powerpoint slides are now available on the Catalysts website.

Ms. Lee describes the statutory themes of SB9, which allows four units to be built on lots formerly restricted to one home. She outlines the legal challenges that have been taken up by six cities. Additional cities are invited to join the lawsuit, and Catalysts seeks to help boost the number of litigants to ten or more.

Mark your calendar for the second Zoom Town Hall on August 24 at 5 pm when former Albany City Council member Michael Barnes will talk about how the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) process is rigged and unreliable. A portion of the Town Hall will be dedicated to actions to remedy the rigging, including the prospect of litigation.

Do your part. Add your neighborhood, homeowner, renter, small landlord or another like-minded group name to our list of Endorsers. It's easy. Read about the benefits and how to sign up on the Catalysts website at Endorsers.

Forward this information to others. Build momentum to support sound, locally-driven, state-funded solutions to housing affordability. In the meantime, build momentum for jurisdictions to JOIN THE LAWSUITS by visiting the Catalysts Litigation Resources tab.

You can register for the Town Hall here. If you're already registered, your Zoom link is good for all four of the Town Halls.

Organization: Catalysts for Local Control

Contact: Susan Kirsch

Contact Phone: 415-686-4375

Contact Email:



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