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Help Save Our Neighborhoods!

It is NOT over! The effort continues
to protect existing single family neighborhoods that people of all
races and economic groups want!

Take Action:
Sign onto letter telling the City Council
NO MORE UPZONING of our existing single-family neighborhoods.
Put up a yard sign.

New multifamily construction in Sacramento, next to existing single family homes.

Sacramento residents are opposing upzoning to densify and eliminate single-family neighborhoods. These include the 2040 General Plan proposed upzoning, SB 9 & SB 10.
These proposals are harmful to neighborhoods and do NOT provide affordable housing NOR do they ensure that ALL Sacramento neighborhoods have save streets, good schools, parks, trees and other quality of life amenities.
Click for details.

Update: The Our Neighborhood Voices ballot initiative is being changed to 2024. Current signature gathering has been suspended and will resume for the 2024 election cycle. This initiative would to overturn SB 9, SB 10, and other state laws that usurp local land use decisions.
See press release.


Green or Grey:
Yards or Concrete:
The look of upzoning

Smart Densification:
We need affordable housing and smart densification that is well planned, does not overload already overburdened infrastructure, that makes good use of underutilized commercial spaces and does not weaken the fabric of Sacramento’s many and diverse existing single family neighborhoods.

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Events/Updates/Articles

CATALYSTS FOR LOCAL CONTROL, a statewide group of community leaders and elected officials working for housing solutions which “honor safety, home ownership, the environment, reliable infrastructure, and the wishes of the neighbors and communities in which the housing is built” will be hosting a series of forums. Dates and topics:

Aug 10How City Councils Can Join in the Lawsuits to Protect Against State Overreach. Speaker: Pam Lee, an attorney representing cities with lawsuits against SB9 and the RHNA Audit.

Aug 24 How CA’s Sixth Cycle RHNA was Rigged. Speaker: Michael Barnes, former Albany City Council member and economic research analyst, and science editor/writer.

Sep 7Housing Solutions and California’s Failed Housing Policies. Speaker: Bob Silvestri, president of Community Venture Partners and publisher of The Marin Post.

Sep 21Why Our Cities Decided to Join the Lawsuit. Speaker: Mike Griffiths, Torrance City Council member and founder of CA Cities for Local Control and John Cruikshank, Rancho Palos Verde Mayor

Register here for this town hall series

AB 2011: LETTERS NEEDED Livable California has called AB 2011 the worst bill of the session Click to read their letter. Opposition letters are needed, they can be  submitted through the California Legislature Position Letter Portal . You can also send a message directly to Senator Pan (senator.pan@senate.ca.gov) urging him to vote no on AB 2011 and cc staffers; Darin.Walsh@Sen.ca.gov & Edwin.Kirby@sen.ca.gov

WHERE DO MANY YOUNG AMERICANS WANT TO LIVE? The answer might surprise you (or maybe not). Click here to read an article on the subject from the Washington Examiner.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS ASK CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD LINE ON UPZONING
Reflecting on Earth Day, neighborhood associations have sent a letter asking the City Council to protect neighborhoods and the tree canopy. Take action: click here to add your name to the letter.

GENERAL PLAN SHOULD BE HEARD BY NEW CITY COUNCIL
Because of the controversy and complexity of the 2040 General Plan, coming on the heels of redistricting, neighborhood organizations are asking that it be decided on by the new City Council to maximize citizen involvement.
Click to read letter.

♦ TIME FOR IN-PERSON CITY COUNCIL AND PLANNING DESIGN COMMISSION MEETINGS
Neighborhood organizations are asking the City Council and Planning Design Commission to sit with their constituents face-to-face.
Click here to read the letter.

Two statewide groups trying to protect neighborhoods and local input into land use decisions are:
Livable California and United Neighbors.
Please consider joining and supporting these organizations.

Send a message to the City Council. Click here.

Signs help alert & inform neighbors and the community. To get a sign for your yard, click here.

Volunteer to help. Click here.