South San Francisco, CA March 31, 2021 Livable California
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This is an RSVP-only teleconference on April 3 at 10 AM.
Is Sacramento City Hall really killing its single-family zoning to allow 4-to-6 units, a first in CA? Did they set off a domino effect in Berkeley, and uneasy talk in South San Francisco?
Join special guests from the Sacramento housing wars, on Sat. April 3 at 10 am!
- Maggie Coulter, Elmhurst Neighborhood Association president
- Kirk Vyverberg, Land Park Community Association
- Chris Jones, Colonial Heights neighborhood
What you’ll learn on April 3:
Why do Sacramento pols think that upzoning 5,000 sq. ft and smaller lots creates affordability?
Why upzoning actually results in downsizing diversity, instead of encouraging diversity?
Is this like the measles, where YOUR city council gets the bug? If so, what to do!
Livable California is a little guy fighting very big pockets, so please donate here. We deeply appreciate it! We can’t sit by as forces try to overrun 430 cities with market-rate density.
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According to the Association for Bay Area Governments, under leadership of Jesse Arreguin among others, Berkeley must issue 9,000 occupancy permits over an 8 year period or else it must give up local democratic control over most project approvals.
Arreguin, Droste, Kesarwani, Robinson, and Taplin are all enthusiastic supporters of this. These are the same people whose campaign workers call those of you critical of YIMBYism racists, and even accuse you of nazism.
Let’s do some arithmetic.
9,000 units in 8 years is 1,125 units per year on average.
Assuming a 50 week work year, that’s 22.5 units receiving occupancy permits per week, every work week, for 8 years.
At a lowball estimate of $500,000 investment per unit built, that means (at today’s prices) investment of $11,250,000 in new construction every single work week for 8 years. That’s in Berkeley alone. The quotas for other Bay Area cities are equally bullshit.
Under state law authored by Senator traitor Nancy Skinner, Senator traitor Scott Weiner, and others, because the impossible number of units will not be built, the City of Berkeley and others will lose democratic control over project approvals.
We can come to one of two conclusions:
1. Perhaps our mayor is too dumb or lazy to have done the arithmetic.
2. Perhaps he is intentionally conspiring to attack democracy in Berkeley.
Either way, he is enthusiastically joined by Droste, Kesarawani, Robinson, and Taplin.
-Tom Lord, former member of the Berkeley Housing Advisory Commission