SB 9 and SB 10 headed to Governor’s Desk after Passing Final Floor Votes

By Justin HAGER

After months of speculation and debate, Senator Scott Weiner’s housing bills, SB 9 and SB 10, successfully passed their final floor votes in the past week and are headed to the governor’s desk.

SB 9, which provides for automatic approval of proposed housing developments with two residential units in a single-family residential zone, passed the Assembly 45-19 and the Senate 28-7. Local Senator Anthony Portantino voted in favor of SB 9 while local Assemblywoman Laura Friedman voted against it.

SB 10, which allows a local government to zone a parcel for up to 10 units of residential density if the parcel is located in a transit-rich area, a jobs-rich area, or an urban infill site, passed the Assembly 44-12 and passed the Senate 28-6. Senator Portantino voted against SB 10 while Assemblymember Friedman declined to support the bill by declining to cast a vote.

The CV Weekly will provide more analysis of the final versions of the bill and their impact on local communities if the bills survive the governor’s desk and become law. The governor has 12 days to sign the bills into law, veto them or take no action and allow them to become law by default.