Tell your state senator and state assembly member that California cities don’t want Sacramento politicians micromanaging local land use, zoning, and city planning. Ask that they publicly commit to oppose SB 827/828 and any similar legislation that overrides local control of city planning or impose unreasonable, unfunded housing quotas. Here’s what to do:
- Find your state senator and assembly member and get their email and Sacramento office phone number
- Send an email message opposing SB 827 and SB 828. It’s best to use your own words, but feel free to send our template email or use it as a starting point.
- Follow up by mailing a written letter. It has more impact.
- Call the Sacramento office of your state senator and state assembly member, ask to be connected to the legislative assistant for housing issues, and tell them your views and ask for them to reply with a letter in which the state senator/assembly member commits to oppose SB 827/828 and similar legislation.
Insist that they respond with a specific, written statement of their position on SB 827/828. Representing you is their job and you’re paying their salary. Don’t accept a condescending kiss-off answer like “I’ll keep your views in mind as I consider this legislation.” If you get one of those letters, write back, tell them you expect your state legislators to be honest and transparent, and demand a specific written statement of their position on SB 827/828.
Sacramento politicians are trying to seize control of local city planning. It’s up to us to stop them. Act today!