Preserve Sierra Madre Committee has been following two very destructive bills that have been going through the California Legislature. SB9 and SB10 promise to cause havoc to all cities in California - big and small. These two bills will literally obliterate all R-1 housing restrictions. This means no single family zoning. All local zoning laws as we know them will be thrown out the window. These developer-friendly bills will allow large apartment complex buildings in residential neighborhoods without exception with no way for our Planning Department, Planning Commission, General Plan or City Council to stop their construction.
These bills will ruin neighborhoods and families. They dismantle our environmental protections and allow building in high fire zones. SB9 will allow a single family home to be torn down and replaced with 4 units. SB10 will allow developers to tear down a single family home and replace it with a 10 unit apartment without local review or input. Our neighborhoods and communities as we know and love them will be changed forever. Imagine, if these two bills get passed, your next-door neighbor in a residential neighborhood selling their home to a developer and then having a multifamily unit built next door - with no way to stop the construction.
The Steering Committee of Preserve Sierra Madre has decided in the best interest of our beloved Sierra Madre to join United Neighbors, a coalition of neighborhood residential groups throughout California. Their goal is to protect single-family neighborhoods while supporting affordable and equitable housing for all. They urge all homeowners to join with them in writing, calling, and emailing our state representatives to urge them to kill these two bills. Our Assembly person is Chris Holden and our state Senator is Anthony Portantino. Mr. Holden abstained on the previous vote to send these bills to the larger assembly. Mr. Portantino voted yes. We need to urge them to vote NO when the question comes up. Governor Gavin Newsom also needs to know that the people of California will stand up for their homes, families and communities and will not be bullied by the developers supporting these bills.
Chris Holden can be reached at the following link: https://a41.asmdc.org/ His Sacramento office number is 916 319-2041. His local number is (626)351-1917
Anthony Portantino can be reached at the following link: https://sd25.senate.ca.gov/ His Sacramento office number is (916)651-4025. His local number is (818)409-0400.
Pease contact them and ask them to oppose both SB9 and SB10.
For more information, watch these short, but extremely eye-opening videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v+fr-PikShzXg
IT IS HAPPENING HERE IN LITTLE SIERRA MADRE AND ALL OTHER TOWNS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA – SMALL OR LARGE. WE MUST KEEP WATCH AND PROTEST AS LOUD AS WE CAN.