SB 9 & SB 10

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.

Before the 12/14/21 City Council meeting, neighborhoods held a press conference to urge City Council to hold the line on SB 9. Click for youtube.

Important provisions requested for SB 9 emergency ordinance.

What densification looks like

SB 10 Gentrification Bill Unconstitutional: AHF files lawsuit

On April 16, Livable California held an online forum about the lawsuit to stop SB 9. Click here to see on YouTube.
Click here for the lawsuit text.

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.

SB 9’s Perilous Side: Missed by the Media

♦Actions some cities are taking to protect themselves from SB 9. Click for LA Times article. (Click for PDF.)