SB 9

This bill would facilitate more housing by allowing two residential units within a single-family residential zone to be considered ministerially, without discretionary review or hearing when specific criteria are met.

LandWatch Position: Supported with Recommendations
Bill Status: Signed into Law

Quick Facts

  • The legislation was proposed December 7, 2020 by Senators Atkins, Caballero, Rubio, and Wiener 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 9 (546K PDF file)
    Six local elected officials, and 23 individuals signed on to LandWatch’s letter to Senator Caballero on SB 9. In the letter, a summary was provided about the proposed amendments for consideration and a recap of reasons for support. (03.29.21)
  • Letter: LandWatch Comments on SB 9 (199K PDF file)
    LandWatch suggested that the law be applicable to unincorporated areas and that those unincorporated areas meet the infill definition. (01.28.21)
Legislative Issues & Actions