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LB HOUSING POLICY
Sept. 2006: In Depth/Perspective: YIYBYs ("Yes In Your Backyard"): State Legislature Passes (With Support From Sen. Lowenthal & Ass'ymembers Karnette & Oropeza) Bill Mandating Cities Find Areas & Zone For Share Of Region's Low Income Housing, Homeless Shelters, Transitional Housing
Makes City Hall Denial Harder, Includes Minimum Densities & Penalties/Lawsuit Exposure For Non-Compliance
March 2006: State Senator Alan Lowenthal Authors Bill Inviting High-Density Housing With Taxpayer-Paid Infrastructure
Jan. 2005: Council Approves Temporary Moratorium On Density-Boosting "Bedroom Splitting"
Jan. 2005: Revised: City Staff Seeks Temporary Moratorium On Density-Boosting "Bedroom Splitting"
Dec. 2004: Planning Comm'n Continues (Defers To Future Meeting) "Anti-Crackerbox II" (Bedroom-Splitting) Parking Reqts.
Aug. 2004: Assembly Passes AB 2702 Making It Harder For Cities To Stop Second Units on Single Residential Lots; Oropeza Votes "Yes"; Lowenthal Recorded As "Absent, Abstaining Or Not Voting" After Voting "Yes" In May; Karnette Voted "No" in Senate
Aug. 2004: State Sen. Karnette Votes "No" & CA Senate Appropriations Committee Blocks AB 2702 (Bill Would Make It Harder For Cities To Stop Second Units on Single Residential Lots)
Aug. 2004: Updated: More Density? Bill That Could Make It Harder to Stop Second Units on Single Residential Lots Reaches Critical Point: LB Senator Karnette Is On Committee That Could Stop It; League of CA Cities & Over 100 Cities Oppose Bill; Cal Ass'n of Realtors Supports It; Ass'ymembers Lowenthal & Oropeza Voted For It In May
Aug. 2004: Bill To Make It Harder For Cities To Stop Second Units on Single Residential Lots Breaks Out of Committee And Passes State Senate (Karnette Voting No)
Aug. 2004: LB City Hall Submits Letter Opposing AB 2702 (Bill Would Make It Harder For Cities To Stop Second Units on Single Residential Lots); LB State Senator Karnette's Sac'to Office Is Mum As Bill Approaches Committee Vote
May 2004: City Staff Proposes Permitting Secondary Housing Units Up to 25% Size of Primary Residence
April 2004: Density Watch: Councilwoman Lowenthal Seeks City Mgr Report On Standards For Habitable Bedroom Space in New & Renovated Bldgs.
April 2004: Councilmembers Lowenthal & Kell (Re-)Agendize -- With Somewhat Changed Memo -- Study Of Pilot Pgm To Convert Existing Motels To Residential Housing
March 2004: Report Finds CA's Housing Shortage Significantly Overstated
March 2004: Disclosed @ Planning Comm'n: City Mgt. Says LB Has Met -- And Exceeded -- Regionally Required Level of Housing Units; Revelation Comes While Considering "ConvertaBelle" Proposal To Allow Splitting Single Homes / Condos Into Two Units
March 2004: Lowenthal/Kell Proposal To Convert Some Hotels/Motels To Special Needs Housing Delayed
March 2004: Councilmembers Lowenthal & Kell Propose Pilot Program To Convert Existing Hotel and Motel Bldgs To Special Needs Housing
Oct. 2003: HUD Requires City Hall To Repay $1 Million In Grant For Low/Mod Income Housing Promised But Not Delivered
City Hall Made Grant Promises, Took Fed'l Taxpayers' Money, Then Wanted To Shift Funds To Other Projects; Feds Said No; City Hall Must Repay $1 Million Over Three Years
Read Correspondence b/w City Hall & HUD
June, 2002: Councilman Shultz Agendizes Request for Review of Section 8 Housing Program