According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a new bill has been proposed in the California state legislature that would essentially eliminate single family zoning in the state.
State Sen. Scott Wiener is behind the effort which he calls a “lighter touch” plan as compared to other housing measures that have failed in the state. The new proposal would cap the number of units that could be built in the smallest communities at two and limit the number in midsize cities to three.
The bill resurrects a provision of SB50, Wiener’s bill that also would have enabled taller, denser residential development around public transit and in wealthy suburbs. It failed on the Senate floor in January, after a similar proposal stalled in 2018.