California Senate Bill 50, authored by Senator Scott Wiener, was tabled today by the Appropriations Committee until “at least 2020.” In a previous post Just Vote No asked Who Are California Legislators Working For? After all, if Senator Wiener states that “everyone hates SB50”, then why, pray tell, would he continue to hawk that bill? Are legislators not supposed to represent their constituents?
SB 50 has been put to sleep, it has not been done away with. So, the pressure against it needs to continue. This is a bill universally despised by just about every city, including San Francisco and Los Angeles, simply because SB 50 shamelessly attempts to remove control of land-use planning from every singly city and county in California.
Here are a couple of articles announcing the news:
California transit density proposal SB 50 on pause until 2020, L.A. Curbed 05/16/19
High-profile California housing bill dies without a vote. Sacramento Bee 05/16/19