NANDC Opposes SB50Posted on 05/16/19
At NANDC's April 4, 2019 meeting, board members reviewed the proposed SB50 and unanimously voted to oppose the bill and provide written objection to adopting a plan which removes land use and planning and zoning overlays that help govern the development of our city. The NANDC Board urges non-support of and “no” votes for SB50 for the following reasons:
- SB50 is fundamentally in opposition to sound, grass roots neighborhood empowerment whereupon stakeholders have an opportunity to affect decisions that impact their lives.
- SB50 overrides input into land use planning and therefore constitutes an attack upon local democracy, upon neighborhoods, and upon the Neighborhood Councils and Community Councils in the City of Los Angeles.
- SB50 plans to eliminate building standards and codes (e.g. height restrictions, parking requirements, etc.) that the City of Los Angeles and its residents have determined as fundamental to our urban metropolis.
- SB50 nullifies the long time efforts of NANDC and many other stakeholders in developing the newly adopted South Community Plan. It destroys decades of planning that conserves and preserves neighborhoods.
- SB50 would have devastating effects on large urban communities such as South and Southeast Los Angeles if investors/developers are given carte blanche to completely remove land use and planning authority under our existing Community Plans SB50 would provide a waiver from maximum controls on density.
- SB50 would provide streamlined, ministerial approval, meaning they would be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); No environmental assessment; No public hearings
Read NANDC's full letter to Senator Wiener, Chair Portantino, Vice Chair Bates and others here.