Affordable Housing Legislation/Support for SB 15 (Portantino) and SCA 2 (Allen & Wiener)

Affordable Housing Legislation/Support for SB 15 (Portantino) and SCA 2 (Allen & Wiener)

Proposed by Chris Spitz/WRAC LUPC on February 15, 2021
Formally adopted by WRAC in April 2021

Passed by

  • Brentwood Community Council (modified version)
  • Mar Vista Community Council
  • Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council

Motion

The Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC) recognizes the need for positive solutions to the state’s affordable housing crisis, specifically as it relates to workforce and low-to-moderate income housing.  Solutions should involve legislation that 1) focuses on increasing the production and supply of truly affordable housing; 2) does not compromise public safety or the environment; and 3) respects principles of democracy, local land use control and self-determination of local governments to expand housing opportunities unique to their jurisdictions.

WRAC supports Senate Bill 15 (Portantino) and Senate Constitutional Amendment 2 (Allen and Wiener) as examples of positive legislation that forward the goal of achieving more affordable housing consistent with these principles.

Background

Background Information (including links to the bills’ text).

Contact  Chris Spitz with any questions.

Notes

BCC:  BCC Motion (4/14/21).

Status in Legislature:  Both bills pending in Senate; SB 15 passed in Housing Cmtee 3/18/21; passed and held in suspense in Appropriations Cmtee 4/5/21.  SCA 2 referred to Housing and Elections & Constitutional Amendments Cmtees; set for hearing in Housing Cmtee 4/29/21.