Senate Bill 827 is Dead for Now

The Senate Transportation Committee met today to consider Senate Bill 827, the bill that proposed to solve California’s housing shortage by preempting the zoning laws of cities and counties.  Transportation Committee members were willing to say there was a housing problem; however, by 6-4 they understood SB 827 was not a rational solution. 

Cities and counties were not willing to give away to the extent SB 827 required their right to determine what gets built where, so a veritable movement emerged and won.  The San Francisco Examiner published one of the first articles right after the NO vote: Bill Allowing Taller Buildings Near Transit Dies in Committee.