Have you heard of the two new bills (SB-9 and SB-10) trying to be passed through the assembly in California?
These two bills will change the footprint currently known as “single-family lots” in California.
What this means is If you own a single-family home currently zoned for a single-family residence, not only can someone build two ADU’s (Accessory Dwelling Units) on the lot, SB9 and SB10 allow a single-family lot to be split into two equal sizes and someone can build up to 10 units on those lots. This bill has been proposed to the public as it “incorporates the option of creating intergenerational wealth for families”.
Construction costs are approximately $300 per square foot. Four units 800 s.f each typically cost about $960,000.This is not a simple or an affordable process for the typical homeowner. In reality, the only people creating wealth are “Developers”. These are the people who can afford to do this type of building in communities throughout California.
This type of building can easily take place on our commercial corridors where there is still plenty of land to build on. But, SB-9 and SB-10 WAIVES DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES (DIFS) FOR DEVELOPERS. Those infrastructure fees can add up to more than $12,000 PER UNIT along main transit boulevards.
Why would an investor want to go that route? Instead, they are incentivized to skip all of the infrastructure fees that go with building in those areas, and destroy our single-family communities as we have known them to be. Infrastructure upgrades will be necessary to accommodate the influx of new density in our residential neighborhoods and guess who will be paying that bill? Yep, you, the tax-payer.
A similar bill must have passed during the 60″s and ’70s that created the demolition of beautiful single-family homes in San Diego. In their places, ugly “Huffman Style” buildings were built. Not only were they ugly back then, but they are also ugly today. Besides not being very attractive they also bring down the value of the single-family homes that are located right next to them.
Another thing to note, if you still have a mortgage balance on your home loan the bank holding that loan will require you to pay it off before you subdivide that lot and put up other units. You face the possibility of foreclosure from that lender if you don’t follow this protocol.
If SB-9 and SB-10 pass, this is a drawing of what a single-family residence will end up looking like.
THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO NOW ALLOWS:
- Green urban canopy to be replaced with concrete
- Up-to 3 story backyard apartment buildings.
- No limit on Bonus ADUs per lot
- No parking required
- Front yards can be replaced with parking lots
- Zero setbacks on the rear and side yards
WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW!
OPPOSE these destructive changes and demand the city place a moratorium on this policy.
CALL OR WRITE the city government and demand the preservation of residential zoning:
Council District 1: JoeLaCava@sandiego.gov 619-236-6611
Council District 2: JenniferCampbell@sandiego.gov 619-236-6622
Council District 3: StephenWhitburn@sandiego.gov 619-236-6633
Council District 4: CD4News@sandiego.gov 619-236-6644
Council District 5: MarnivonWilpert@sandiego.gov 619-236-6655
Council District 6: ChrisCate@sandiego.gov 619-236-6616
Council District 7: RaulCampillo@sandiego.gov 619-236-6677
Council District 8: VivianMoreno@sandiego.gov 619-236-6688
Council District 9: SeanEloRivera@sandiego.gov 619-236-6699
For more information on how these two bills work, and how they will affect our “single-family” communities, watch this short video produced by the United Neighbors, a California coalition to protect, single-family neighborhoods. https://www.unitedneighbors.net
Please sign the petition for a moratorium on these bills.