Council Co-Sponsoring New Housing Production Legislation
The Bay Area Council is proud to partner with California Forward in sponsoring SB 1385, which authorizes residential development on existing lots currently zoned for commercial office and retail spaces. The Neighborhood Homes Act authored by Sen. Anna M. Caballero (Salinas) will be part of strategic package of housing production legislation introduced this week by Senate Pro Tempore Toni Atkins.
The objective of the bill is to help facilitate the development of large underutilized or vacant land, particularly in urban areas across the state, for the building of much needed housing. SB 1385 will be heard in the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance on May 28. The Council urges our members to demonstrate their support for this critical bill. Please use this template to submit your letter of support by the deadline of Monday, May 25 at 12:00pm. For more information, please contact Policy Director Xiomara Cisneros.