Passed by a vote of 12 - 0.
"San Mateo weighs in on Senate Bill 50"
San Mateo Daily Journal , April 17, 2019
"Though [Mayor] Papan expressed her appreciation to state legislators for focusing on the state’s housing shortage, she wasn’t convinced she could ever support the bill based on its premise of reducing local control over land use decisions.
'The underlying premise, for me, cannot be cured by amendment,” she said. “I think land use has been under local control for a reason.' "
" . . . As an association, we have been deeply involved in understanding the implications of
Senator Scott Wiener’s SB 50 legislation and its impact on our neighborhood, San
Francisco and California at large. As with this bill’s predecessor SB 827, we disagree
with SB 50’s premise that building density around transit corridors will increase
affordable housing stock by somehow reducing the price of renting or buying property in
San Francisco and beyond. We all know the truth of San Francisco’s desirability, and this
bill merely incentivizes developers to fulfill that need with top-dollar luxury condos
while doing nothing to address the creation of truly affordable housing for low, middle
and moderate incomes workers."
"Far Worse than SB 827, SB 50 Will Kill Neighborhoods, Gentrify Working-Class Areas & Displace 1000s of People . . "
" . . .Concerns include the following:
1. SB-50 up-zones all parcels in San Francisco
2. SB-50 will result in the loss of residential areas
3. SB-50 will result in developers making zoning decisions (deregulates local zoning)
4. SB-50 does *not* create affordability:
a. No “trickle-down” effect
(Less housing will be built due costs for labor, land, materials, e.g.)
b. No “fee-out” for affordable housing
(Process creates entitlements to raise property values without certainty of buildings getting built.)"
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