Livable California is sorry to report that SB 10 was approved in the Assembly yesterday, needing 41 votes and getting 44 from the 80 Assembly members. We thank the 35 Assembly members who voted NO on SB 10 or didn’t vote. Here’s the tally:
Ayes: 44, Noes: 12, NVR: 23
Aguiar-Curry, Arambula, Berman, Calderon, Carrillo, Chau, Chiu, Cooley, Cooper, Cunningham, Megan Dahle, Flora, Fong, Gabriel, Eduardo Garcia, Gipson, Lorena Gonzalez, Grayson, Holden, Irwin, Kalra, Kiley, Lackey, Lee, Levine, Low, Mayes, Medina, Mullin, Patterson, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Ramos, Reyes, Robert Rivas, Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Ting, Villapudua, Ward, Akilah Weber, Wicks, Wood, Rendon
Bauer-Kahan, Bloom, Boerner Horvath, Frazier, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, O’Donnell, Petrie-Norris, Salas, Seyarto, Stone, Voepel
Bennett, Bigelow, Bryan, Burke, Cervantes, Chen, Choi, Daly, Davies, Friedman, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Gray, Jones-Sawyer, Maienschein, Mathis, McCarty, Nguyen, Luz Rivas, Santiago, Smith, Valladares, Waldron
Black legislators are highlighted in bold and not a single one of them had the courage to vote NO on SB 10, instead they hid and didn’t record a vote.
SB 10 must return to the Senate soon for approval of Assembly amendments, then to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his approval or veto by Oct. 10.
Don’t give up folks! We now face a possible vote on SB 9 on Thursday.
We see hope because many hundreds of residents have zoomed with Assembly members urging a NO on SB 9. We learned that SB 9 is seen by many Assembly members as more flawed and drastic than SB 10.
Please contact your Assembly member now. Ask them to vote against SB 9:
SB 9 is a mass upzoning by the state in which cities and communities are bystanders. SB 9 targets 7M single-family homes in California’s vast collection of 510 villages, towns and cities, allowing 4 to 6 units where 1 home stands today. This, even in the highest fire risk areas.
Article written by Livable California