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California Legislation

With more than 20 years of hands-on experience in housing and land use policy, LandWatch is refocusing on housing and climate policy—at both the local level in our review of general plans and development projects, but now also at the state level. We believe we are uniquely positioned to contribute successful strategies to the Legislature’s consideration on housing policy—a top priority for Sacramento in 2021. We’ve learned what works and what doesn’t—to serve as a model for other communities. We also believe we can successfully work with our talented local legislators who hold key committee positions to lead the critical land use changes that science tells us are necessary. To this end, in January 2021, we conveyed the LandWatch Legislative Working Group on Climate and Housing. 

2021-2022

SB 6 (Caballero)

This bill would make more locations available for housing by deeming a housing development project as an allowable use on a neighborhood lot on a parcel within an office or retail commercial area that is not adjacent to an industrial use.

Legislation Proposed: 2021
LW Position: Support with Recommendations
Status: Engaged


SB 9 (Caballero)

This bill would facilitate more housing by allowing two residential units within a single-family residential zone to be considered ministerially, without discretionary review or hearing when specific criteria are met

Legislation Proposed: 2021
LW Position: Support with Recommendations
Status: Engaged


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