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Mayor Gloria withdraws SB 10 from Housing Package

Updated 8/7/2023


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.



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.

You can amplify our SB 10 message by sending our email to all nine City Council members and the Mayor with just one click:


Winter 2023 —> Initial Public Engagement

Spring 2023 —> Draft Regulations Developed 

June 1, 2023 —> Planning Commission continues SB 10 proposal to August 3


       —> Mayor pulls SB 10 FROM Housing Package

Summer 2023 —> City Council Committee (LU&H) 

Summer 2023 —> City Council Adoption

Key Objections to SB 10

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