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State Housing Bill Action Bulletin

Despite San Francisco’s continued overachievement of market rate housing production (pacing to 246% of the 2022 goal) and ignoring San Francisco’s inclusionary and affordable housing programs which are the most far-reaching in California, our state legislators continue sponsoring bills that … Continue reading

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ALERT: State Senate Trying to Rush Through Housing Bills

In a desperate attempt to pass upzoning and to legislate state mandates that override local planning and land use decisions, Senator Wiener and other state legislators have introduced 17 housing bills. Owing to the COVID-19 stay-in-place, this session of the … Continue reading

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Information on Housing Bills to be Voted on on May 18, 2020

Senate Bill 902 (sponsor: Scott Wiener): Sold as “a lighter touch on SB 50” (defeated in January), it eliminates single family zoning and mandates four-plexes for San Francisco. Then it allows local governments to zone for up to ten units … 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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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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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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Our Affordable Housing Crisis and How SB 50 Affects Us

There is not enough housing in San Francisco for our lower- and moderate-income community, which includes many of our teachers, our firefighters, our young families, and our seniors. We need to do much more to maintain existing affordable housing and … Continue reading

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DHIC PLU Committee Sees Increase in Planned Construction Activity

The DHIC Planning & Land Use Committee (PLU)currently seeing an increase in planned construction activity in Dolores Heights. There are four proposed or pending demolitions, at 357 Cumberland, 617 Sanchez, 801 Sanchez and 835 Sanchez. Smaller proposed projects (remodels or … Continue reading

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Stop State Overreach on Housing

Yet again, our state legislators want to impose state control over local housing decisions. SB-828 introduced earlier this year significantly increases the Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) targets for every jurisdiction in California including San Francisco. This comes on the … Continue reading

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Another Threat: SB 828 Up for Vote April 24th

Cities, organizations and individuals across California opposed SB 827, and we won! The final State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee vote on SB 827 was 6 opposed, 3 abstain/absent, and 4 support (the supporting votes included the bill’s two sponsors, … Continue reading

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