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Livable California · [email protected]
September 17, 2021 at 2:39 AM

Yikes, Gov. Newsom Signed SB 9 and 10 Today! How Do We Get Sacramento to Believe in Affordable Housing? Saturday 10 a.m. Teleconference with Maria and Jeff Kalban

         Please join us Saturday 10 am with Maria and Jeff Kalban, founders of the statewide United Neighbors and longtime L.A. leaders for good planning and public engagement.   Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed SB 8, SB …
Livable California · [email protected]
August 31, 2021 at 7:06 AM

SB 9 and SB 10 Passed Legislature, Heading Soon to the Governor. Focus Now on SB 478, which Invites Developers to Override Cities

         We came together to fight SB 9 and SB 10, but legislators last week approved both bills. The bills will soon head to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk for approval or veto.   In the coming days we'll urge you to ask the…
Livable California · [email protected]
August 25, 2021 at 8:54 PM

ALERT! SB 9 Vote May Occur Thurs, Aug. 26. Final Actions NOW! And How to Watch the Debate

         Tomorrow, the Assembly may vote on Senate Bill 9! Draw on your remaining energy, eat chocolate, then CALL and WRITE your Assembly member NOW, urging a No Vote.   Below, we explain how to watch tomorrow if SB 9 …
Livable California · [email protected]
August 24, 2021 at 6:42 PM

Let's Stop SB 9 This Week

         We’re sorry to report that SB 10 was approved in the Assembly yesterday, needing 41 votes and getting 44 from the 80 Assembly members.   We thank the 35 Assembly members who voted NO on SB 10 or didn’t vote. He…
Livable California · [email protected]
August 15, 2021 at 4:40 PM

Action Make Calls to Stop SB 9 & SB 10 Now --The Legislature Returns Tomorrow Aug 16

         Hi folks,   The legislature returns from recess tomorrow, Aug 16. It's crucial that they hear a lot of messages from you, opposing SB 9 and SB 10!    Please call each of the below assemblymembers' local distric…
Livable California · [email protected]
August 10, 2021 at 4:07 AM

Stunning Poll: Three of Four Californians Oppose SB 9 and SB 10

         The most divisive bills in Sacramento, SB 9 and SB 10, are opposed by three out of four Californians, according to a poll by former Obama campaign pollster David Binder.   The new poll found 71% of Californians…
Livable California · [email protected]
August 10, 2021 at 3:13 AM

Huge Success! SB 9 and SB 10 Statewide Town Hall Draws 1,100!

         Hi folks,    The Statewide Town Hall on Saturday had 1100 attendees!  Everyone on the zoom was informed about the impacts of SB 9 and SB 10 and asked to take action, talk or write their assemblymember and the g…
Livable California · [email protected]
August 5, 2021 at 3:04 PM

Reminder - we are cancelling our teleconference this Saturday Aug 7 so you can join the SB 9 and SB 10 Statewide Town Hall on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 10 AM

         We are cancelling our normal Saturday meeting this Saturday so you can join us and other groups for the SB 9 and SB 10 Statewide Town Hall on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 10 AM.   This Town Hall will give you informati…
Livable California · [email protected]
August 5, 2021 at 5:54 AM

Today’s Quick Action to Stop SB 9 and SB 10 – Day 5

         Hi folks,   Congratulations, when we finish today's list we will have called all 80 assembly districts. So tomorrow's quick action will be something different.   Please Call each of the following assemblymember…
Livable California · [email protected]
August 4, 2021 at 5:20 AM

Today's Quick Action to Stop SB 9 and SB 10 - Day 6

         Please Call each of the following assemblymembers' local district offices and ask them to Oppose SB 9 and SB 10. This is a new list for today! Leaving a message on the district office voicemail after hours is a…
Livable California · [email protected]
August 3, 2021 at 2:46 AM

Today’s Quick Action to Stop SB 9 and SB 10 – Day 5

         Hi folks,   After a Sunday off we should all be ready for Today's Quick Action Day 5 (if you are counting):   Please Call each of the following assemblymembers' local district offices and ask them to Oppose SB …
Livable California · [email protected]
August 1, 2021 at 3:26 AM

Today’s Quick Action to Stop SB 9 and SB 10 – Day 4

         Hi folks,   Today we have 3 Quick Actions:   1) Call each of the following assemblymembers' local district offices and ask them to Oppose SB 9 and SB 10. This is a new list for today! Leaving a message on the d…
Livable California · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 11:40 PM

Invite to a Statewide Town Hall, Aug 7 at 10 am: The Threat of SB 9 and SB 10 to Our Neighborhoods

         We are cancelling our normal Saturday meeting on Aug 7 so you can join us and other groups for the SB 9 and SB 10 Statewide Town Hall on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 10 AM.   This Town Hall will give you information on the impact of these…
Livable California · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 2:22 AM

Fact Sheet! SB 9 and SB 10 Want Dense Housing in Devastated Paradise & ALL Fire Hazard Zones. We Can Stop this Disaster in the Making with Today's Quick Action – Day 3

         Journalists and many legislators mistakenly think SB 9 and SB 10, bad density bills opposed by Californians statewide, won’t be allowed in the state’s vast Fire Hazard Severity Zones.   Let’s get this straight before the State Ass…
Livable California · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 1:47 AM

Today’s Quick Action to Stop SB 9 and SB 10 – Day 2

         Hi folks, As we head toward critical Assembly votes on SB 9 and SB 10 in August, we will be providing some quick daily actions you can take to help kill these bad bills.   Today’s action is to call each of the …
Livable California · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 12:36 AM

Invite to a Statewide Town Hall, Aug 7 at 10 am: The Threat of SB 9 and SB 10 to Our Neighborhoods

         We are cancelling our normal Saturday meeting on Aug 7 so you can join us and other groups for the SB 9 and SB 10 Statewide Town Hall on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 10 AM.   This Town Hall will give you information on…
Livable California · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 3:06 AM

Today’s Quick Action to Stop SB 9 and SB 10 – Day 1

         Hi folks,   As we head toward critical Assembly votes on SB 9 and SB 10 in August, we will be providing some quick daily actions you can take to help kill these bad bills.   Today’s action is to call each of th…
Livable California · [email protected]
July 22, 2021 at 7:49 PM

How Your Own Block Landed on the SB 10 Demolition Derby List

         “A community will not be affected, as long as you are not in a sprawl area.”   So says the author of SB 10, a proposed California law that would allow 14-unit apartments on thousands of streets — including your…
Livable California · [email protected]
July 11, 2021 at 8:24 PM

ACTION TODAY to Stop SB 10 Tomorrow!

         California's Assembly could vote Monday to approve SB 10, a gentrification bill written to spur density in upscale Bay Area cities. But instead, it allows "14-unit luxury apartment buildings everywhere" in all …
Livable California · [email protected]
July 8, 2021 at 8:53 PM

Good News, SB 10 is NOT Being Heard Today! Join Us July 10 at 10 am, for our Teleconference on Why Enviro Groups Oppose SB 10

         We were thrilled when environmental groups like Sierra Club opposed SB 10 by state Sen. Scott Wiener. His bill has backfired with environmentalists, hundreds of communities, and cities.   SB 10 was NOT heard th…
Livable California · [email protected]
July 7, 2021 at 1:38 AM

Assembly Floor Alert! SB 10 by Wiener Could Pass the Legislature this Week! Your Voice Saying NO is Crucial!

         Yes, SB 10 by state Sen. Scott Wiener, “14-Unit Apartment Buildings Almost Everywhere” could be approved on the Assembly Floor this week without your strong opposition.   Please do the following two things NOW:…
Livable California · [email protected]
June 25, 2021 at 4:30 AM

What on Earth Happened to SB 9, SB 10 & the Other Bad Bills at the Legislative Hearing, and Next Steps! Strategy Teleconference Sat. June 26 at 10 AM

         Please join us for a 10 a.m. June 26 teleconference on how we kill the Bad Bills as they move through the legislature, and how we support the good ones.   We will also have an afternoon training on how to join …
Livable California · [email protected]
June 24, 2021 at 6:17 AM

What on Earth Happened to SB 9, SB 10 & the Other Bad Bills at the Legislative Hearing, and Next Steps! Strategy Teleconference Sat. June 26 at 10 AM

         Please join us for a 10 a.m. June 26 teleconference on how we kill the Bad Bills as they move through the legislature, and how we support the good ones.   We will also have an afternoon training on how to join …
Livable California · [email protected]
June 23, 2021 at 1:40 AM

Act NOW to Kill SB 9 and SB 10 on the state Assembly Floor!

         Even if you avoid politics, you have a BIG role in killing two bulldozer bills that can wipe away YOUR block under the unprecedented and  anti-homeowner bills SB 9 and SB 10.   Your KEY ROLE: In a few easy step…
Livable California · [email protected]
June 22, 2021 at 12:06 AM

ALERT for Tomorrow! Four of the Seven Bad Bills of 2021 including SB 9 and SB 10 will be heard in Assembly Housing Committee, Tuesday June 22, 1:30 pm.

         Tomorrow, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., four of the Seven Bad Bills of 2021, listed in order here under the heading "Show List," will be voted on by the Assembly Housing Committee: SB 8, SB 9, SB 10 and SB 478.   Call…
Livable California · [email protected]
June 19, 2021 at 1:15 AM

ALERT for TUESDAY! Four of the Seven Bad Bills of 2021 including SB 9 and SB 10 will be heard in Assembly Housing Committee, June 22, 1:30 pm.

         On Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., four of the Seven Bad Bills of 2021, listed in order here under the heading "Show List," will be voted on by the Assembly Housing Committee: SB 8, SB 9, SB 10 and SB 478.   Call in on …
Livable California · [email protected]
June 15, 2021 at 11:57 PM

ALERT! Call legislators now! Four of the Seven Bad Bills, including SB 9 and SB 10, to be heard by Assembly Housing Committee on June 22, 1:30 PM.

         ALERT! Please call legislators now! Four of the Seven Bad Bills of 2021 including SB 9 and SB 10 will be heard by the Assembly Housing Committee on June 22, 1:30 PM.   On Tuesday, four of the Seven Bad Bills of…
Livable California · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 5:34 AM

Susie Shannon/Madalyn Barber on How SB 9 and SB 10 Harm Black Homeowners and the Poor. Strategy Session to Fight the Seven Bad Bills, Sat. June 12, 10 AM

         SB 9 was passed by an Assembly committee this week after a Bay Area state senator bizarrely touted the bill as exempting HOAs and letting cities impose affordability. Wrong! SB 9, correctly explained here, now …
Livable California · [email protected]
June 10, 2021 at 12:58 AM

Strategy Actions to Kill SB 9, SB 10 and All of the 7 Bad Bills in Sacramento! Teleconference Sat. June 12 at 10 AM

         The war is on over a pack of 5 bad state Senate “housing” bills and 2 state Assembly bills that destroy Black and Latino homeowner communities, trash the California Environmental Quality Act, let city councils …
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June 8, 2021 at 2:16 AM

Actions to Stop SB 9 Now

  Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) will be heard by the Assembly Local Government Committee this Wednesday June 9.  SB 9 is a neighborhood killing bill that wipes out single family zoning statewide   There are only 8 members of the Assembly Local Government committee, so actions …
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May 12, 2021 at 1:52 AM

Strategy Day: How to Kill the 7 Bad Bills — SB 6, SB 8, SB 9, SB 10, SB 478, AB 1322 & AB 1401, Sat. May 15 at 10 a.m.

    Sen. Scott Wiener’s hated SB 50, which we all fought and killed in 2020, is hiding in 7 Bad Bills. On Sat., we’ll discuss The Second House Strategy for killing bad bills that make it out  of the “suspense” file and get approved by Appropriations. Suspense file? Ap…
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May 7, 2021 at 12:46 AM

The Hated and Defeated SB 50 is Hiding in 7 Bad Bills. Call Your Legislator!

    The Infamous SB 50 is Hiding in 7 Bad Bills: SB 6, SB 8, SB 9, SB 10, SB 478, AB 1322, AB 1401   Sacramento "trickle-down" housing proponents are trying to revive the divisive pre-COVID legislation SB 50 through a group of 7 bad bills. Without your intervention —…
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April 30, 2021 at 2:49 PM

May 1 Teleconference 10 am: The Seven Bad Bills of 2021 bring back Scott Wiener’s terrible SB 50!

    Hi folks! This is an RSVP-only teleconference on May 1 at 10 AM. By 3 pm tomorrow,  Friday, you must RSVP at this link. If you registered previously you will receive a reminder with the Zoom meeting  link. Problems? Email: [email protected]    This month, legi…
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April 29, 2021 at 5:17 PM

May 1 Teleconference 10 am: The Seven Bad Bills of 2021 bring back Scott Wiener’s terrible SB 50!

    Hi folks! This is an RSVP-only teleconference on May 1 at 10 AM. By 3 pm tomorrow,  Friday, you must RSVP at this link. If you registered previously you will receive a reminder with the Zoom meeting  link. Problems? Email: [email protected]    This month, legi…
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April 29, 2021 at 4:47 PM

Sat. April 17 at 10 am Teleconference: Yikes! Scott Wiener’s Horrible SB 50 is Hidden in a Pile of Bad Bills for 2021

    Hi folks! This is an RSVP-only teleconference on April May 1 at 10 AM. By 3 pm tomorrow,  Friday, you must RSVP at this link. If you registered previously you will receive a reminder with the Zoom meeting  link. Problems? Email: [email protected]    This month…
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April 16, 2021 at 5:36 PM

Tomorrow 10 am Teleconference: Yikes! Scott Wiener’s Horrible SB 50 is Hidden in a Pile of Bad Bills for 2021

  Hi folks! This is an RSVP-only teleconference tomorrow April 17 at 10 AM. By 3 pm this today RSVP HERE at this link. If you registered previously you will receive a reminder with the Zoom meeting  link. Any problems email: [email protected]    Thursday, 7 state s…
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April 15, 2021 at 5:24 PM

Sat. April 17 at 10 am Teleconference: Yikes! Scott Wiener’s Horrible SB 50 is Hidden in a Pile of Bad Bills for 2021

  Hi folks! This is an RSVP-only teleconference on April 17 at 10 AM. By 3 pm this Friday you must RSVP HERE at this link. If you registered previously you will receive a reminder with the Zoom meeting  link. Any problems email: [email protected]  . This week, seve…
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April 14, 2021 at 8:58 PM

Sat. April 17 at 10 am Teleconference: Yikes! Scott Wiener’s Horrible SB 50 is Hidden in a Pile of Bad Bills for 2021

  Hi folks! This is an RSVP-only teleconference on April 17 at 10 AM. By 3 pm this Friday you must RSVP HERE at this link. If you registered previously you will receive a reminder with the Zoom meeting  link. Any problems email: [email protected]  . This week, seve…
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April 2, 2021 at 5:03 AM

Sat. April 3 at 10 am Teleconference: Uh oh, is City of Sacramento banning single-family zoning? Meet the people pushing back!

  Hi folks! This is an RSVP-only teleconference on April 3 at 10 AM. By 3 pm this Friday you must RSVP HERE at this link. Any problems email [email protected] . Is Sacramento City Hall really ending its single-family zoning to allow 4-to-6 units, a first in CA? Did…
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April 1, 2021 at 12:23 AM

Sat. April 3 at 10 am Teleconference: Uh oh, is City of Sacramento killing single-family zoning? Meet the people pushing back!

  Hi folks! This is an RSVP-only teleconference on April 3 at 10 AM.  By 3 pm this Friday you must RSVP HERE at this link. Any problems email [email protected] . Is Sacramento City Hall really killing its single-family zoning to allow 4-to-6 units, a first in CA? D…
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March 17, 2021 at 7:48 PM

Sat. March 20 at 10 am Teleconference: City Planner Dick Platkin on Why L.A. Times Refuses to Report that SB 9 Allows 8 Units Not “Duplexes.” RSVP a must!

  This is an RSVP-only teleconference. Please register HERE at this link by noon Friday . Any problems registering email [email protected]   Former L.A. city planner Dick Platkin is a major critic of “upzoning” and “trickle-down” bills from Sacramento that fail to …
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March 15, 2021 at 4:38 AM

Sat. March 20 at 10 am Teleconference: City Planner Dick Platkin on Why L.A. Times Refuses to Report that SB 9 Allows 8 Units Not “Duplexes.” RSVP a must!

  This is an RSVP-only teleconference. Please register HERE at this link by noon Friday . Any problems registering email [email protected]   Former L.A. city planner Dick Platkin is a major critic of “upzoning” and “trickle-down” laws that fail to build affordable …
Livable California · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 2:55 AM

SB 9 and SB 10 Will Make Your Community Unaffordable & Unrecognizable: Video/Slides by United Neighbors

  At a recent Livable California teleconference on how to fight state Sen. Scott Wiener and the nightmare bills SB 9 and SB 10, community leader Maria Kalban explained how she created a huge new statewide group, United Neighbors.   United Neighbors is 75-groups strong…
Livable California · [email protected]
February 25, 2021 at 2:43 AM

Stop Scott Wiener, Save 7 Million Homes, Feel Fab! SB 9 & SB 10 Workshop Sat. Feb. 27 at 10 am!

  Send effective letters against SB 9 & SB 10 to the crucial state Position Letters Portal!   The mysterious Portal is the ONE WAY to get your letters seen by key committee members and “stapled” to the official SB 9 & SB 10 bill analyses, which are read by eve…
Livable California · [email protected]
February 23, 2021 at 3:50 AM

Your Assignment: Kill SB 9 and SB10, Bad Bills that Overrun Single-Family Streets with 8-Unit & 10-Unit Density

  Don’t let Sacramento’s rush-job hearings kill our single-family streets. Legislators led by Scott Wiener, who called yards “immoral,” want to end single-family zoning, jamming 8- to 10-unit projects (no garages or yard) where 1 home sits now. San Diego to Huntington…
Livable California · [email protected]
February 19, 2021 at 8:50 PM

Teleconference on Sat. Feb. 20, How Maria Kalban Organized 50 Homeowner and Neighborhood Groups into a Major New Force Against Wiener, SB 9, and SB 10

  United Neighbors didn’t exist in 2020. But in 2021 it will be a key force against legislators like state Sen. Scott Wiener who seek to destroy single-family areas to build dense, market-rate rentals.   Maria Kalban walks us through her step-by-step efforts to unite…
Livable California · [email protected]
February 17, 2021 at 7:55 PM

Teleconference on Sat. Feb. 20, How Maria Kalban Organized 50 Homeowner and Neighborhood Groups into a Major New Force Against Wiener, SB 9, and SB 10

  United Neighbors didn’t exist in 2020. But in 2021 it will be a key force against legislators like state Sen. Scott Wiener who seek to destroy single-family areas to build dense, market-rate rentals.   Maria Kalban walks us through her step-by-step efforts to unite…
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February 16, 2021 at 5:31 AM

Teleconference on Sat. Feb. 20, How Maria Kalban Organized 50 Homeowner and Neighborhood Groups into a Major New Force Against Wiener, SB 9, and SB 10

  United Neighbors didn’t exist in 2020. But in 2021 it will be a key force against legislators like state Sen. Scott Wiener who seek to destroy single-family areas to build dense, market-rate rentals.   Maria Kalban walks us through her step-by-step efforts to unite…
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February 10, 2021 at 4:01 PM

Vancouver’s Smartest Planner, Prof. Patrick Condon, Says Upzoning is a Costly Mistake

  Vancouver’s high-profile professor, planner and author, Patrick Condon, told more than 160 California community leaders at the Livable California Teleconference on Feb. 6, 2021 that “upzoning” of neighborhoods drives up housing costs and cannot create affordable hou…
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February 9, 2021 at 8:59 PM

SB 9 FACT SHEET/ACTION SHEET: IT’S NOT A DUPLEX BILL FOLKS!

  SB 9 FACT SHEET/ACTION SHEET: IT’S NOT A DUPLEX BILL FOLKS!   ACTION: Please share the below facts with your community members now! Later, we’ll ask you to alert legislators.   FACTS: SB 9 allows 6 units without public input where 1 single-family home now stands. It…