Building off the success of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) as a means to provide housing that is affordable by design, in recent years the California Legislature has focused on adding opportunities for infill housing in existing single-family neighborhoods. Although legislation furthering this type of development has been introduced in the past two legislative seasons, Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) and Senate Bill 10 (SB 10) are the first to pass. SB 9 and SB 10 were approved in the Assembly and Senate with an overwhelming majority and were signed into law by Governor Newsom on September 16, 2021. Both bills become effective on January 1, 2022.
This Study Session is intended to provide background information for the City Council on Senate Bill 9 and
Senate Bill 10 and Implications to Planning Policy and Zoning Regulations. In addition, this memorandum provides background information on the provisions of SB 9 and SB 10, steps the City must take to implement SB 9 and SB 10, and a comparison of SB 9 provisions with the draft Opportunity Housing policy proposal.
Zoom link to join and staff presentation here.