Mayor Gloria withdraws SB 10 from Housing Package
On August 3, the Planning Commission unanimously rejected Mayor Todd Gloria’s effort to impose massive upzoning in our single-family neighborhoods. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, “the mayor’s office confirmed Thursday that it will not be pushing for Senate Bill 10 to be part of the housing package going forward.”
We couldn’t have achieved this important victory without the grassroots efforts of groups across San Diego, including the organizers of last weekend’s rally, San Diegans For Responsible Growth, and the many residents who posted signs, spoke, or ceded time at the August 3rd Planning Commission meeting, and contacted their Councilmembers to voice their opposition to SB 10.
The Planning Commission's recommendation to pull SB 10 is great news and a testament to effective citizen action.
SHOULD YOU KEEP YOUR YARD SIGN UP?
Our answer is YES! No matter how clear the Mayor's decision to pull SB 10 appears, we do not consider this done until SB 10 is formally removed from the Housing Action Package. We contacted the Planning Department, and they informed us that it could take several weeks to complete the code update. We have urged them to make that change as expeditiously as possible, rather than waiting until right before the September 21 Land Use & Housing meeting.
We again thank everyone who posted a sign – the visible display of opposition to SB 10 was a key part of persuading the Mayor to back off of SB 10.
Stay tuned for next steps.
BACKGROUND INFO ON SB 10: Mayor Gloria and his backers in Sacramento hoped that San Diego would be the first city in California to implement SB 10, but this plan was derailed when the Mayor went way beyond the intention and expectations of the State legislature.
Click here to view what San Diego proposed.
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ORIGINAL SB 10 IMPEMENTATION TIMELINE:
Winter 2023 —> Initial Public Engagement
Spring 2023 —> Draft Regulations Developed
June 1, 2023 —> Planning Commission continues SB 10 proposal to August 3
August 3, 2023 —> UPDATE: PLANNING COMMISSION REJECTS SB 10
—> Mayor pulls SB 10 FROM Housing Package
Summer 2023 —> City Council Committee (LU&H)
Summer 2023 —> City Council Adoption
September 23, 2023
Recap of the 9/21/23 Land Use & Housing meeting
Key takeaways: SB 10 — Gone but not forgotten: Although SB 10 was removed from the Housing Action Package, several well-funded, pro-density groups are pushing for its return. We will stay on top of this situation... (open)
September 19, 2023
Goodbye SB 10! Beyond SB 10 - What else is in the Housing Action Package?
SB 10 has been removed from the Housing Action Package, but there are still some significant remaining items in HAP 2.0 that San Diegans should know about... (open)
August 31, 2023
Why parking matters - Real-world consequences of dense development without adequate parking
The elimination of safe and efficient parking often results in higher overall living expenses for renters of "car-free" housing... (open)