URGENT ACTION NEEDED – CALL /WRITE REPS BEFORE APRIL
OPPOSE State Bill 827 – SB827
Justified by the housing crisis and increasing mass transit use. Allows developers to build under its rules (overriding local zoning) within ½ mile of an intersection on which a bus line goes west/east and north/south every 15 minutes.
Defense is that if you build too much housing, housing prices will go down. It centers around mass transit – the idea being building big buildings by busses will reduce use of cars
SB827 Eliminates city/community controls on developments within ½ mile from major transit intersections.
Eliminates city/community controls on:
City zone codes/HPOZ and controls on design
# of stories
size of yard/green space
lot/floor ratio (space between neighbors)
the number of units
no affordable housing incentives – 0
(Technically a developer in the affected areas could by a house next door to yours and build a 20 story building – by right.)
Actions to take to oppose this bill:
- Email your friends and family in California and send them information about the bill. Tell them to write their State Senator and others to tell them too oppose it.
Sign this petition.
Encourage people to Write to Politicians and tell them to oppose this bill.
State Senator Holly Mitchell (Mid-City/Culver City, etc.) who says she is undecided and demand that she oppose this bill.
Your City Councilman
The State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee:
I wrote this, for example:
Communities that are affected by this bill will have even less input or influence over the rate and kind of development near their homes!
This bill is irresponsible, and takes control out of local governments hands! It will destroy our neighborhoods as we know them. Homeowners and long-term community residents should have a weighty say in how development happens in their area.
For a Senator’s outside of LA to dictate what should happen in our neighborhoods is criminal. This rapid rate of mass building will likely not support the infrastructure under LA, it will create more traffic and parking issues – not less! The justification that building in areas near mass transit will eventually bring down housing prices or encourage mass transit use, does not make sense.
OPPOSE THIS BILL DILIGENTLY!!
PROTECT THE COMMUNITIES THAT YOU REPRESENT!”
Make and Distribute Flyers with Talking Points to your community:
Supply-side housing doesn’t work
Will displace people and communities
Environmental Concerns about Density without Sustainability
An infrastructure of LA cannot withstand this level of dense development
Contact Community Organizations responding:
This is from the Crenshaw Subway Coalition
Housing is a Human Right.