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January 14, 2022

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Filed under: Alameda — Tags: — Lauren Do @ 6:04 am

For ACT and AAPS out there trying to sell their SunCal plus plan for the City to meet its Housing Element RHNA numbers, I offer this:

If we know it’s going to be rejected, we shouldn’t even think about putting it in to the housing element if we want to retain local control over development in Alameda (and get those sweet grant dollars).

But I wanted to point to this article in the East Bay Times whatever the iteration it is right now which scoured the Bay Area to try to find the hoards of evil developers (aka property owners) who were knocking down the doors of their local City Halls to start enforcing their SB 9 rights and start subdividing land to ruin all that is special and good about their cities. Turns out, the first place they found was….Palo Alto.


With that, the first round of proposals from Senate Bill 9 — the state’s latest effort to boost housing in established, single-family home neighborhoods — hit the Bay Area. But so far, city planners say the measure is producing more of a light sprinkle than a hurricane of proposed development.

But of course as with anything threatening the sanctity of the single family zone there is a group trying to pull together a ballot initiative (don’t sign anything you don’t read folks) to overturn SB 9 and other housing related laws.

The Alameda hook?  One of the biggest funders of that initiative group gave SO much money she has to be listed, by name, on any literature that goes out thanks to disclosure laws.


Some people want to be remembered by adopting an elephant at the zoo or adopting a bench to get their name on a plaque. Others want to be remembered as giving money to an organization to keep their neighborhoods preserved in amber and forever exclusive.

1 Comment »

  1. Paul Foreman must be shitting bricks right now.

    Comment by NIMBYs Gonna NIMBY — January 14, 2022 @ 8:18 am

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