Senate Bill 9

San Francisco Houses

California Density Law Didn’t Kill the Single-Family Neighborhood

After the passage of a contentious zoning reform law that sought to encourage ‘light infill’ in single-family neighborhoods, few California households have submitted applications to build extra units, largely due to onerous restrictions imposed by lo

July 11, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

Highway sign for Santa Ana, California

Southern California City Raises Development Fees on Housing

In the midst of a historic housing crisis, the city of Santa Ana is raising fees on housing construction, which housing advocates fear will drive developers from the city.

May 13, 2022 - CALmatters

Silicon Valley

San Jose Declines To Join Lawsuit Against State Zoning Law

A San Jose City Council committee rejected a motion to join other cities in opposing Senate Bill 9, which permits lot subdivision in an effort to boost housing affordability.

May 10, 2022 - San José Spotlight

California

California Cities Could Face a Zoning Reckoning

As the state toughens rules related to its housing allocation process, cities statewide may finally be forced to overhaul their zoning codes to ensure an adequate supply of housing at all affordability levels.

April 14, 2022 - Diana Ionescu

Pacific Ocean

More SB9 Drama: L.A. County Cities Sue California

Four Southern California cities are calling SB9 unconstitutional in the fight to retain local control over zoning codes and housing density.

April 4, 2022 - Times of San Diego

California Houses

Eliminating Single-Family Zoning Alone Won't Solve California's Housing Crisis

While zoning reforms can help reduce barriers to building more housing, high construction costs and local opposition mean that the state won't see an immediate boom in density.

October 1, 2021 - Slate

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