♦Sac City Council passes Emergency SB 9 ordinance
The ordinance included several provisions requested by neighborhood associations. However, it did not address critical areas of concern including: affordability, parking issues, and trees.
The City Council said nothing about SB 10 although neighborhood groups had ask them to state that Sacramento will not implement SB 10.
Neighborhood groups will continue to advocate for changes to the SB 9 ordinance and to stop SB 10 from being implemented in Sacramento.
What densification looks like
♦ What’s at Stake:
SB 9 allows any single family lot to be spit into two lots and two units built on each of these lots.
The state has already mandated that up to two Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) can be built on any residential lot, so that would mean a total of 8 units could replace one single family house.
SB 10 allows cities to pass an ordinance with a majority vote of the city council to allow up to 14 units on what is now one single family lot. Click for more info.
Both SB 9 and SB 10 take effect January 1, 2022. SB 9 is a mandate, SB 10 is permissive so cities do not have to implement SB 10.