San Jacinto Council voices opposition to Sacramento’s SB 50 housing bill

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The ramifications of California Senate Bill 50 and the reasons why cities should oppose it was the center of a short San Jacinto City Council meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 21. Introducing the discussion about the housing bill was Mayor Pro Tem Crystal Ruiz in the absence of Mayor Andrew Kotyuk. City Attorney Mike Marer was called upon to explain what SB 50 will do to California cities’ general plans concerning housing. “Everything we are planning on doing in our general plan and those things in our development code would basically be null and void on several issues,” Marer said. “One most notably, in residential land use where there are single family residences… increasing density and higher density around modal areas (all-in-one accessory dwellings designed to increase housing
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