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The next stop of the bill is scheduled for the Senate Appropriations Committee.
“It will upzone all counties, Both large and small”

Based on Twu, the newest changes”echo how Californian cities were constructed before this downzonings of the mid-20th century: mid-rise buildings near rail stations, small apartments and townhouses near workplaces, and a mix of houses, duplexes, and fourplexes in most suburban neighborhoods.”

Detractors include Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller, who composed an op-ed from the Daily Post, stating that, among other matters,”SB 50 could change the nature of the city’s treasured residential neighborhood,” along with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, an LA-based nonprofit, that compared SB 50 to racist urban renewal programs.
In addition, he notes,”Legislation is always a discussion –give and take–and if we had negotiated, we ended up with a fair, viable, and positive outcome.”
“It will upzone all races, large and small,” Wiener informs Curbed SF. “The changes we negotiated with Senator McGuire supply lighter touch density gains in tiny counties, but these counties still get more density, such as Senator McGuire’s very own Marin and Sonoma Counties.”
He adds,”It’s a sensible and time-tested solution to constructing housing.”

Still stymied by Senate Bill 50, State Sen. Scott Wiener’s important proposal to boost housing along some of California transit hubs? Don’t worry. Berkeley illustrator and home activist Alfred Twu, that made the fantasy BART apartment complicated and also this past flowchart, has a new graph to help explain SB 50, the MORE Homes Act.

SB 50 as of May 8, 2019.
Illustration by Alfred Twu
Senate Bill 50 as of May 8, 2019. (Click to enlarge.)

Wiener’s invoice has attracted lines at the proverbial sand around housing between those people who don’t need any, people who claim they want it (not in their town), and individuals who literally want it today.

Since it moves through committee hearings, SB 50 has been amended. The first key change happened on April 25, when SB 50 united with Sen. Mike McGuire’s SB 4, making fourplexes by-right across much of the state. On May 1, 2019 revisions create principles for rural and metropolitan areas.