South San Francisco, CA February 26, 2021 by Livable California
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 and growing, with homeowner, neighborhood and renter organizations from the Bay Area, L.A., the coasts, the valleys and Inland Empire. All fighting Wiener’s pre-COVID dream of suffocating us in dense, unaffordable, luxury housing.
We’re blasting out to you the wildly popular Feb. 20 presentation by Maria and Jeff Kalban. Watch, share!
- Video: Maria Kalban on how she brought together dozens of groups to fight Bad Bills and Scott Wiener
Incredible slideshow by architect Jeff Kalban of a suburb morphing into a dense jumble without yards, garages or trees. And not ONE affordable unit.
- Video: Jeff Kalban narrates the morphing of a suburb into densely packed unaffordable units, under SB 9 and SB 10
- Slides: The morphing, in a silent slideshow format is HERE
- Slides: A shorter version, edited by Livable California, is HERE
Newly founded United Neighbors’ key goals: Preserve single-family neighborhoods; Protect open spaces and environments; Ensure local control so housing is built in appropriate areas with adequate infrastructure; Create housing in commercial areas and on publicly owned land;
We urge neighborhood, homeowner, and renter groups who oppose takeover of local land-use control, mass upzoning, and displacement of communities: join United Neighbors HERE.
United Neighbors presentation is also at Livable California’s site here.
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