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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Facts About Senate Bill 330 "State Housing Crisis Act of 2019"

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Dear Morgan Hill Community,

We are reaching out to inform you of the Morgan Hill City Council's opposition to pending legislation that we believe will be detrimental to our community.

Senate Bill 330 (SB330), proposed by Senator Nancy Skinner (Berkeley) titled the "Housing Crisis Act of 2019", undermines city planning and sustainable community strategies. Morgan Hill is committed to quality market rate and affordable housing and believes that the general concepts in the bill are worthy. However, under the proposed legislation, the City would no longer be able to enforce its voter-approved growth control measure, resulting in uncontrolled residential growth. In addition, the measure limits public hearings and input and blocks the City's development standards used to mitigate the impacts of new development such as requiring adequate parking.

We believe that unless amended, SB330 is wrong for Morgan Hill and unfairly burdens our community even though the City has outperformed most other communities in the State with production of affordable housing for families at all income levels.

The full text of SB330 can be viewed here.

If you would like to communicate strategically with housing leaders in the legislature and/or the Governor about this issue, you should contact your representatives without delay. SB330 has already been approved by the Senate and is now moving through the State Assembly, with final action due this summer.

We have provided you with a link to a sample letter that you may wish to use or modify as you would like. Sample letter

The best way to ensure that the correct Legislators receive your letter is to submit them through the California Legislation Position Letter Portal. Additionally, we encourage you to send copies to the elected officials below using their online portals or their email addresses as provided below.

Thank you for your continued interest in our community.


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