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How will SB 827 reshape California?

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss Senate Bill 827, a sweeping proposal intended to build more housing near public transportation in California.  

Supporters say it’s the most ambitious attempt yet to bring down the cost of housing while reducing carbon emissions. Opponents say it’s a giveaway to developers, will accelerate gentrification and will undermine community control. What do you want to know about SB 827?


Mashael Majid, program manager of equitable development at Urban Habitat, a nonprofit seeking to confront structural inequities impacting historically disenfranchised communities in the Bay Area

Louis Mirante, legislative and partnerships director for California YIMBY, a statewide group that advocates for the development of housing and is sponsoring SB 827


Web Resources:

CityLab: California's Housing Prices Need to Come Down

TransForm CA: Our take on the great housing density debate

State Senator Scott Wiener: SB 827 Amendments: Affordability, Transit Lines, Height, Ellis Act Protections & More

Knock LA: These maps show how SB 827 targets gentrifying communities of color, while ignoring the richest and whitest areas of Los Angeles

Market Urbanism Report: My Tranist Density Bill (SB 827): Answering common questions and debunking misinformation

Visualize Transit-Rich Housing

SF Planning Department Memo