[No2rezone] Tell City Council to change Housing Element & other Save Sacramento Neighborhoods Updates

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▪  <https://www.caltax.org/2021/03/12/local-zoning-changes-may-trigger-higher-property-taxes-for-some-homeowners/> Local Zoning Changes may Trigger Higher Property Taxes for some Homeowners, CalTax


▪ Not so Fast:  Open Zoning Won’t Solve Housing Pains <https://no2rezone.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/not-so-fast-open-zoning-wont-solve-housing-pains.pdf> , Inside Sacramento


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Tell the Sacramento City Council to change the draft Housing Element


The draft Housing Element is scheduled for the April 6th, 2021, 5pm City Council meeting. Meeting details including how to comment, should be posted by 4/2/21 here <http://sacramento.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=21> .  Please contact your City Council member (emails below) and copy & paste this message or craft your own.


Dear Council member  _______________ 


As your constituent, I urge you to remove all references from the draft Housing Element that:


1)  Call for the elimination of current single family zoning by upzoning to allow “duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in traditionally single-unit zones.” 
Because state law mandates that ALL single family zones can now have two Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) by right, changing existing R-1 Single Family zoning to allow duplexes, triplexes or fourplexes means that single family lots could have 4, 5 or 6 units per lot. This eliminates moderate density single family neighborhoods that many Sacramentans prefer to live in.


2) Blame single family zoned neighborhoods for racial discrimination and segregation. 
This belies the reality that Sacramento has many racially diverse single family zoned neighborhoods and that single family neighborhoods are desired by all racial groups. 


3) Claim that the elimination of single family zoning will result in affordable housing for low income families.  
Increasing density in existing single family neighborhoods will not make any resulting additional units affordable.  Rather, it will drive up housing prices and decrease the available single family housing supply, making housing even less affordable. 


Instead of densifying existing single family neighborhoods, the city should encourage:


1) Well developed higher density housing on existing large vacant parcels and underutilized commercial including malls.


2) Accessory Dwelling Units where they can be accommodated without overtaxing existing parking, streets and other infrastructure.


3) Effective programs to provide affordable housing including financial assistance to lower- and moderate-income first time home buyers.


Also, please explain to me how the city will meet the Housing Element goal to “protect[ing] existing residents and communities from displacement” when it is most likely lower income single family residential neighborhoods that will be targeted by investors to tear down or convert existing single family housing to market rate rentals. 





MORE Information and City Council emails.


For more information about the impacts of the draft Housing Element, click here <https://no2rezone.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/sacramento-housing-element-calls-for-end-to-single-family-zoning-6.pdf> .


To read the Housing Element <https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Community-Development/Planning/Long-Range/Housing-Programs/Housing-Element> , click here.


City Council emails:


To have your comments be part of the public record, cc: publiccomment at cityofsacramento.org <mailto:publiccomment at cityofsacramento.org> 


If you are not sure who your City Council representative is, click here. <http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Find-Your-District> 


Mayor Darrell Steinberg:  MayorSteinberg at cityofsacramento.org <mailto:MayorSteinberg at cityofsacramento.org> 
District 1 Angelique Ashby:  aashby at cityofsacramento.org <mailto:aashby at cityofsacramento.org> 
District 2: Sean Loloee  <mailto:Sloloee at cityofsacramento.org> Sloloee at cityofsacramento.org
District 3: Jeff Harris  <mailto:jharris at cityofsacramento.org> jharris at cityofsacramento.org,

District 4: Katie Valenzuela  <mailto:kvalenzuela at cityofsacramento.org> kvalenzuela at cityofsacramento.org,

District 5: Jay Schenirer  <mailto:jschenirer at cityofsacramento.org> jschenirer at cityofsacramento.org

District 6: Eric Guerra  <mailto:eguerra at cityofSacramento.org> eguerra at cityofSacramento.org
District 7: Rick Jennings  <mailto:rjennings at cityofsacramento.org> rjennings at cityofsacramento.org, 

District 8: Mai Vang  <mailto:district8 at cityofsacramento.org> district8 at cityofsacramento.org



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