"Senate Bill 375 is not like the revolutionary land use reforms approved in Oregon during the 1970s, Florida during the 80s, and Washington during the 1990s. All of those reforms gave the state a direct role in land use. Senate Bill 375 falls far short of those comprehensive growth management schemes.
Instead, writes Fulton, SB 375 is 'a step – admittedly a very big step – in California's gradual transformation from suburban planning to urban and metropolitan planning. This transformation does not begin with SB 375 – nor will it end with SB 375.'"