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Planning and Land Use (PLU) Committee – Update on SB 50 and Beyond

On January 30, thanks to opposition from a broad coalition of equity groups, cities and communities from across the state, SB 50 was stopped in the Senate once again. But our affordability crisis must still be addressed. We need solutions … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS OF SB 50’s AMENDMENTS (of January 6, 2020)

SB 50’s amendments do not alleviate the bill’s negative impact on California’s cities, communities, and residents.  The amendments do not address these top four key concern of voters.Affordable housing: SB 50 does not require a single unit of affordable housing … Continue reading

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Stop AB 1487 Overreach

AB 1487. This bill, as amended this week, creates an “uber” regional agency (the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority – BARHF) that will govern and fund housing in the nine-county SF Bay Area. These last-minute amendments prevent any public review, … Continue reading

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Dennis Richards’ Recap of SB 50 at our Spring Gathering

At our June 1 Spring Neighbors Gathering, Dennis Richards recapped Senator Scott Wiener‘s bill SB 50. That bill would sweepingly upzone (that is, change zoning to allow more density on each lot) most of the City (and indeed much of … Continue reading

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SB 50 Has Been Amended – What Does that Mean for Dolores Heights?

SB 50 has been amended. Yet it still overrides San Francisco’s thoughtful planning for density and growth. And it is a top-down, cookie-cutter proposal that benefits real estate developers . It provides significant value to developers through upzoning, by-right building, … Continue reading

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City of San Francisco Opposes SB 50!

Next Step: Contact State Legislators before the State Governance and Finance Committee Hearing on April 24 Send comments by April 17 – or Call until April 24 am Committee members and Contact Info Here On Tuesday, April 9, the San … Continue reading

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Would SB 50 Wipe Out Your Neighborhood?

SB 50 – the state bill that will wipe out our neighborhoods. It lets developers build MORE – taller luxury apartments – with no review or appeal by SF Planning or by neighbors. This is housing for the wealthy – … Continue reading

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How SB 50 Could Affect YOU

To recap – Senator Scott Weiner‘s SB 50 will destroy both single-family neighborhoods and affordable apartments for up to eight-story luxury housing. This bill will radically transform San Francisco — the diversity of our neighborhoods and our population. It also … Continue reading

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SB 50 – Neighbors Tell Planning Commission “No”

Board of Supervisors to vote on Resolution Dolores Heights neighbors and residents of other San Francisco neighborhoods spoke in opposition to SB 50 at the San Francisco Planning Commission meeting on March 14. The Planning Commission issued an analysis of … Continue reading

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SF Planning Report: SB 50 Gives the Developers By Right to Build Big Luxury Projects Across San Francisco Residential Neighborhoods

State Senator Scott Wiener‘s new Senate Bill 50 claims to help solve California’s housing crisis and create more “affordable housing”. DONT BE FOOLED! This bill will actually do more for luxury builders than anyone else. Read the SF Planning Department … Continue reading

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