Huge Crowd Opposes SB 50 at a Los Angeles Town Hall

By Jill Stewart : 2preservela – excerpt

Temple Beth Am in Pico-Robertson drew an overflow crowd last night as 340 opponents of Senate Bill 50 condemned a radical state law, quietly flying under the radar in Sacramento, that would ban single-family zoning in California, force 8-story towers on communities, and gentrify affordable rental areas in Los Angeles.

Hosted by two rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, South Carthay and Carthay Square, the town hall drew angry residents from across Los Angeles. The crowd burst into explosive applause when asked to vote California legislators out of office who support SB 50.

SB 50 is no typical bill. It not only aims to rid California of thousands of thriving single-family neighborhoods, but it financially rewards developers to buy out and replace homes and rental buildings — with 8-story luxury apartment towers containing just a handful of affordable units.

L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz, Coalition to Preserve L.A. Director Jill Stewart, Tenants Union member Carmen Bordas O’Connor, Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch and South Carthay Neighborhood Association President Brad Kane, got cheers and thunderous applause…(more)

Senator Wiener appears to be headed for a short career if he continues down the path he is on/.

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