San Jacinto City Council approves urgency ordinance, forwards tentative SB 9 housing plan to Sacramento

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A mural rendering, created by San Jacinto native Alberto Ahumada, shows what will be painted on the side of the Jim Conner Youth Building building at the city’s new Community Garden in Salle Park, depicting the city and its amenities through the Art In Public Places Program. Valley News/Courtesy photo
With time running out, the San Jacinto City Council approved an urgency ordinance outlining the city development codes for the construction of two-unit housing projects and lot splits following California’s new Senate Bill 9 rule allowing for more affordable housing. To meet the state’s Jan. 1 deadline, the city needed to send its plan to implement SB 9 to California’s Housing and Urban Development; however, the initial ordinance as drawn will be the subject of public workshops first in the planning department and before the city council in the next few weeks. SB 9 has been a subject of debate among the city council in recent months, because it would allow property owners with large enough lots to either split those lots and build up to eight units of rental housing, regardless
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