CALL TO ACTION!!

September 12th, 2019

SB330 PASSED

SB 592 PROGRESSING

Our representatives in Sacramento continue to propose legislation that will make devastating changes to our neighborhood in the name of addressing the homelessness crisis. If passed these bills remove local control of developments including current zoning and historic preservation laws. They do not address affordable house but instead give developers the right to build more luxury housing next to single family homes.

It is hard to imagine our HPOZ would be ignored or the house next to you could be razed to build a five story apartment building, but that is exactly what these will permit.

Please educate yourself about these bills.

There is no more time to “wait and see” what is going to happen next.

Bills status as of 9/12/19:

SB 330 passed both houses. 

Please call the Governor’s office TODAY AND EVERY DAY THAT YOU CAN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE to OPPOSE. He has until mid-October to sign or reject the bill.

Governor Newsom’s Office Tel: (916) 445-2841

Email: https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

SB 592 was sent back to the Assembly Rules Committee.

Please keep the emails and calls going to OPPOSE.  Please call TODAY to Speaker Anthony Rendon’s Sacramento and District Offices, your own representatives in the Assembly and the Senate . . . and the Governor’s office to OPPOSE. Last day for a vote this session is tomorrow, Friday, September 13. 

Speaker Rendon’s Capitol Office Tel: (916) 319-2063

Senator Rendon’s District Office Tel:  (562) 529-3250 

 

In Windsor Square, our state representatives are:

EAST of the centerline of Plymouth Boulevard:

Senator Maria Elena Durazo

District Office (213) 483-9300

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago

District Office (213) 620-4646

WEST of the centerline of Plymouth Boulevard:

Senator Benjamin Allen: District Office (310) 318-6994

Assembly Member Richard Bloom: District Office (310) 450-0041

BACKGROUND:

Senate Bill 50, a bill that would forever change our historic Windsor Square neighborhood, has been delayed for the remainder of this year. This was in great part due to the community effort of Windsor Square residents and many other Angelenos who wish to preserve their neighborhoods. Many of you called and emailed your representatives to state your opposition to this bill that would override local zoning. Your action made the difference. 

However the fight continues. 

State Senators Nancy Skinner, from Berkeley, and Scott Wiener, from San Francisco incorporated similar provisions in the two bills, SB 330 and SB 592. Our community must continue to vocalize our opposition to these bills that would forever change our neighborhood.

Senate Bill 330 and Senate Bill 592.

Like SB50, these bills will override local zoning and HPOZ protection.

These bills permit the demolition of homes in historic neighborhoods to make room for four- and five-story apartment buildings to be built lot line to lot line, right next door to single-family homes. 

Both California Senators have positioned these bills as a solution to the California housing crisis by increasing development in transit areas but their broad definition of transit areas would include much of our community: Windsor Square, Hancock Park, Brookside, and Larchmont Village.

Senate Bill 330 and Senate Bill 592 will eliminate all local land use control. 

No HPOZ. 

No Zoning.

There will be no increased City budget for infrastructure improvements. Adequate parking will not be required for the new developments.

These bills will not result in needed new affordable housing, but instead will create more luxury units.

INFORM YOURSELF

You will read some support of these bill in the media. They have been well positioned by the authors and their real estate industry allies. The stated intent of the bills, to address the state’s housing “crisis,” is one that resonates with many. The details of the bills are being overlooked. 

Please read the bills for yourself here and follow their progress through the legislature:

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB330

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB592

SB 592, Sen Wiener’s former barber and cosmetology bill, is now a seizure-of-local-control bill like SB 50. See:

https://padailypost.com/2019/06/17/sen-wiener-uses-gut-and-amend-maneuver-to-introduce-legislation-to-help-move-housing-projects-along-sb50-is-still-on-hold/

https://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/2016-01-01-13-17-00/los-angeles/17874-senate-bill-592-the-snake-in-the-grass

https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/sen-wieners-sb-50-is-back-will-strip-zoning-and-land-use-requirements-from-any-type-of-housing/

SUMMARY:

TODAY, SEPTEMBER 12, TO OPPOSE SB 592, CONTACT:

Speaker Rendon’s Capitol Office Tel: (916) 319-2063

Senator Rendon’s District Office Tel:  (562) 529-3250 

EVERY DAY, THROUGH MID-OCTOBER, ASK THE GOVERNOR TO NOT SIGN SB 330:

Governor Newsom’s Office Tel: (916) 445-2841

 SHOW  YOUR SUPPORT WITH A YARD SIGN

https://beverlypress.com/2019/08/homeowners-place-signs-lawn-signs-opposing-housing-legislation/

To get your yard sign email wsinfo@windsorsquare.org.

If you are in possession of a Stop SB 50 Yard Sign we have stickers to replace “50”with “330 and 592”. Please email address above for stickers.

 

CALL TO ACTION! TWO NEW BILLS THREATEN LOCAL ZONING AND HPOZ

June 26th, 2019

On May 16 Senate Bill 50, a bill that would forever change our historic Windsor Square neighborhood, was delayed for the remainder of this year. This was in great part due to the community effort of Windsor Square residents and many other Angelenos who wish to preserve their neighborhoods. Many of you called and emailed your representatives to state your opposition to this bill that would override local zoning. Your action made the difference. 

However the fight continues.

State Senators Nancy Skinner, from Berkeley, and Scott Wiener, from San Francisco have incorporated similar provisions in two new bills. These bills are before the State Assembly and our community must again vocalize our opposition to these bills that would forever change our neighborhood.

The new bills are Senate Bill 330 and Senate Bill 592.

Like SB50, these bills will override local zoning and HPOZ protection.

These bills permit the demolition of homes in historic neighborhoods to make room for four- and five-story apartment buildings to be built lot line to lot line, right next door to single-family homes.

Both California Senators have positioned these bills as a solution to the California housing crisis by increasing development in transit areas but their broad definition of transit areas would include much of our community: Windsor Square, Hancock Park, Brookside, and Larchmont Village.

Senate Bill 330 and Senate Bill 592 will eliminate all local land use control.

No HPOZ.

No Zoning.

There will be no increased City budget for infrastructure improvements. Adequate parking will not be required for the new developments.

These bills will not result in needed new affordable housing, but instead will create more luxury units.

IN MAY YOUR TELEPHONE CALLS TO STATE LEGISLATORS HELPED MAKE THE DIFFERENCE TEMPORARILY DELAYING SB 50.

MORE ACTION IS NEEDED AS THESE NEW BILLS PROGRESS

The Los Angeles City Council, including our council member David Ryu, had already voted to oppose SB 50 as had the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. 

WE NEED TO CALL AGAIN IN RESPONSE TO THE NEW BILLS!!

INFORM YOURSELF

You will read some support of these bill in the media. They have been well positioned by the authors and their real estate industry allies. The stated intent of the bills, to address the state’s housing “crisis,” is one that resonates with many. The details of the bills are being overlooked.

Please read the bills for yourself here and follow their progress through the legislature:

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB330

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB592

On June 19, there was some progress in pushing back SB 330, but that bill still needs to be voted down by the full State Assembly. See:

https://www.2preservela.org/anti-neighborhood-sb-330-takes-a-hit/

SB 592, Sen Wiener’s recent barber and cosmetology bill, is now a seizure-of-local-control bill like SB 50. See:

https://padailypost.com/2019/06/17/sen-wiener-uses-gut-and-amend-maneuver-to-introduce-legislation-to-help-move-housing-projects-along-sb50-is-still-on-hold/

https://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/2016-01-01-13-17-00/los-angeles/17874-senate-bill-592-the-snake-in-the-grass

https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/sen-wieners-sb-50-is-back-will-strip-zoning-and-land-use-requirements-from-any-type-of-housing/

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Continue to tell the people who represent you that you are opposed to SB 330 and SB 592 as long as these bills override local planning control you remain opposed:

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In Windsor Square, our state representatives are:

EAST of the centerline of Plymouth Boulevard:

Senator Maria Elena Durazo

District Office (213) 483-9300

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago

District Office (213) 620-4646

WEST of the centerline of Plymouth Boulevard:

Senator Benjamin Allen: District Office (310) 318-6994

Assembly Member Richard Bloom: District Office (310) 450-0041

CALL TO ACTION

YOUR SAMPLE MESSAGE: “Hi, my name is _______ and my address is ________. I want to leave a message for ________. Please tell her (or him) I am very OPPOSED to State Senate bills 330 and 592. In fact, this issue is so important to me, I will remember how she (or he) voted on this bill at the next election. Please make sure she (or he) gets my message. Thank you.”

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Call Mayor Eric Garcetti1-213-978-1028

You may also contact our area representative from his office:

Angie Aramayo: 323-793-5150

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Call Governor Gavin Newsom  1-916-445-2841

 SHOW  YOUR SUPPORT WITH A YARD SIGN

If you are in possession of a Stop SB 50 Yard Sign we have stickers to replace “50”with “330 and 592”. Contact your block captain to get your stickers (one for each side of each sign) to adapt your current sign or to obtain a new sign.

this post updated 6/28/19

Orderly Street Tree Replacement Plan

November 7th, 2018