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

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