SB 9 and SB 10 will end single family zoning statewide. SB 9 allows up to 8 units on what is now one single family lot and SB 10 permits cities to allow up to 14 units per single family lot with no public review.
Although SB 9 and SB 10 have been signed into law cities still have some leeway in their implementation.
Cities can disallow the addition of Accessory Dwelling Units to lot splits allowed under SB 9 – this means that only 4 units could be built instead of 8.
SB 10, which would allow up to 14 lots on what is now one single family lot, is permissive. Cities would have to adopt an ordinance to implement SB 10 and they do not have to do that.
Unfortunately both bills basically wipe out onsite parking requirements, unless that is changed by future legislation.
One law suit has already been filed on SB 10.
The Californians for Community Planning initiative is in the works to restore zoning control to local governments, undercutting both bills – donations are need to support this effort. (communitiesforchoice.org)
MORE on SB 9 & SB 10
Senate Bill SB 9 will end single family zoning and neighborhoods statewide, allowing 6-8 units per single family lot and allow 100% lot coverage, eliminating yards and vegetation.
Senate Bill SB 10 allows any city council in California: 1) to overturn voter-approved ballot measures that protect open space, shorelines and other lands, and 2) to override all zoning including single-family, inviting the demolition and gentrification of older, diverse, multi-family and single-family areas.
Zoning changes could put a hurt on Black homeownership.
STATUS: SB 10 passed the Assembly on 8/23 and SB 9 passed on 8/26.