SB 6

This bill would make more locations available for housing by deeming a housing development project as an allowable use on a neighborhood lot on a parcel within an office or retail commercial area that is not adjacent to an industrial use.

LandWatch Position: Supported with Recommendations
Bill Status: Died in Committee

Quick Facts

  • The legislation was proposed December 7, 2020 by Senators Caballero, Eggman, and Rubio for the 2021-2022 Legislative Session.
  • The bill modifies the Government Code as it relates to land use planning.
  • The bill’s status can be tracked online.

LandWatch Involvement

LandWatch engages in the legislative process in a variety of ways. For this bill, we’ve provided the following feedback:

  • Letter: Support if Amended on SB 6 (545K PDF)
    Five local elected officials, and 23 individuals signed on to LandWatch’s letter to Senator Caballero on SB 6. In the letter, a summary was provided about the proposed amendments for consideration and a recap of reasons for support. (03.25.21)
  • Letter: LandWatch Provides Feedback on Bill (212K PDF)
    LandWatch seeks refinements in SB 6 including that the bill should apply to cities, exclude county unincorporated areas, and the bill should incorporate a reporting requirement. (02.08.21)
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