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Copy and send the sample message below to the Sacramento City Council or craft your own. Emails for the City Council are below.
Note this is urgent as City Planning Staff are already working on an emergency ordinance to implement SB 9.
Click here for more info on SB 9 & SB 10.
Sample Message to Sacramento City Council:
I was very disappointed that the California Legislature passed SB 9 and SB 10 in an attempt to eliminate single family zoning and neighborhoods statewide. These bills will densify and negatively impact existing neighborhoods without providing any affordable housing.
As my City Council representative, I urge you to initiate the necessary action to ensure that Sacramento:
1) Immediately create a working group to develop an emergency/interim ordinance to implement SB 9 that includes neighborhood associations including Save Sacramento Neighborhoods. This ordinance must: include objective design standards that mitigate impacts on neighborhoods from the densification of SB 9 and NOT allow Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) if a lot is split under SB 9. (This means that a maximum of 4 units could be created under SB 9, NOT 8 units.)
2) Does not implement SB 10, a bill that permits cities to allow up to 14 units on what is now one single family lot.
3) Does not exceed current R-1 densities (corner duplexes and two ADUs per lot). These densities already provide for an adequate range of housing types in existing single family neighborhoods.
I strongly support single family zoning and neighborhoods. As you are aware, single family neighborhoods are preferred by many homeowners and renters and people of all economic and racial groups.
Sacramento needs to preserve its existing single family neighborhoods, promote affordable housing and assure that all neighborhoods are desirable places to live with good amenities.
Eliminating single family neighborhoods will reduce yard space that includes mature trees and vegetation. It will also impact already overtaxed infrastructure including sewer, water, and streets already congested with parked cars.
Please respond to this my message and let me know what action you will be taking to ensure: 1) that ADUs will not be allowed if lots are split under the provisions of SB 9; 2) that SB 10 is not implemented; and 3) that Sacramento’s General Plan supports existing R-1 density limits and recognizes that existing Sacramento neighborhoods already provide middle housing.
EMAILING CITY COUNCIL
To find your City Council member, click here. Below are the emails to the City Council members and key staff listed individually and as a group. You can copy and paste the email of your City Council member into your message OR send your message to all by copying the whole group.
Please cc all messages to: city Planners M Hertel and G Soos, for public comment and to Save Sacramento Neighborhoods
District 4 Katie Valenzuela
cc publiccomment@cityofSacramento.org, SaveSacramentoNeighborhoods@gmail.com
Emails for Mayor, City Council members, key staff, planners, public comments and Save Sacramento Neighborhoods:MayorSteinberg@cityofsacramento.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, KTalamantes@cityofsacramento.org, Sloloee@cityofsacramento.org, VASmith@cityofsacramento.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, MPariset@cityofsacramento.org, email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, eguerra@cityofSacramento.org, KSoto@cityofsacramento.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
MHertel@cityofsacramento.org, GSoos@cityofsacramento.org, publiccomment@cityofSacramento.org, SaveSacramentoNeighborhoods@gmail.com
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