There has been a lot of discussion of Senate Bill 50, a bill proposed in December and modified in March. This bill is a followup to the earlier SB 827 proposed by Scott Wiener. It is an amendment to existing law that allows developers a package of incentives if they provide affordable housing. It is targeted to transit-rich and job-rich areas of the city.
“SB50 will replace single-family homes with 7-8 story buildings on RESIDENTIAL streets 1/2 mile from Metro Stations, and 1/4 mile from busy bus stops. This goes way above and beyond Transit-Oriented Communities and has the potential to wipe out a significant portion of our beloved communities including most of Leimert Park.” –local activist Caeli Lynch
In April, the city of LA came out against the bill.
CurbedLA: “LA takes a stand against SB 50”
- City Council file #19-0002-S38
- Senate Bill 50
- Summary of SB50
- Livable California (Analysis)
- New York Times: “A Bold, Divisive Plan to Wean Californians From Cars”