Editor,

You are right to ask in your opinion poll what readers think about the temporary shelving of Senate Bill 50 — a proposed state law that would, among other things, empower developers to build four- to five-story condo or apartment buildings (their choice) with little or no onsite parking in “job(s) rich areas” including most of the Bay Area. The bill will be back and pass unless another bill transferring zoning authority to regional boards is sooner enacted. The big corporations behind SB 50 and like bills will successfully use land including single-family neighborhoods to house more and more of their employees coming from outside of California unless stopped by referenda and limited by a statewide initiative constitutional amendment securing some local authority over land use that the state government cannot simply trump. Local leaders will stand together or fall apart.

Gary Wesley

Mountain View

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for reading the Daily Journal.

Please purchase an Enhanced Subscription to continue reading.Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase an Enhanced Subscription to continue reading.