VOSD Podcast: San Diego YIMBYs Prefer an Imperfect Housing Bill to a Dead One

Maya Rosas / Photo by Megan Wood

Sacramento watchers were stunned last week when one of the most high-profile bills in the Legislature died without a vote.

SB 50 would allow for higher, taller buildings near transit, in many cases overriding local restrictions.

Maya Rosas, president of the YIMBY Democrats of San Diego County, this week wrote an open letter to Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, urging her to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote.

Rosas joined hosts Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts this week to talk about the bill.

“I’m not saying that SB 50 is or was perfect how it is,” she said. “I’m fine with it being further amended as long as it doesn’t have serious impacts on how much housing can be built out of it.”

The bill was moved to a two-year track and could be revived in January. But Rosas said waiting that long won’t make it any easier to pass.

“Do you really think that it’s going to be easier…

Original published: 2019-05-24 21:38:41 Read the full San Diego News here

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