The End of Single–Unit Zoning? Understanding & Implementing SB 9

Date(s) - Dec 9, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join APA California in conversation with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to review one of the most discussed (and misunderstood) bills from 2021: SB 9. Billed as the end of single-unit zoning in California, SB 9 creates new approval processes for multi-unit development statewide. Our panel will discuss what the law requires and what planners can do to help facilitate smooth implementation of the law at a local level.

The panelists will also review answers to frequently asked questions and attempt to clarify what is — and isn’t — allowed in single-unit zones once the law takes effect on January 1, 2022.

  • Eric S. Phillips, JD, APA California Vice-President for Policy and Legislation, Partner, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
  • Brian Heaton, AICP, Senior Housing Policy Specialist, HCD
  • Lauren De Valencia, APA California Lobbyist, Stefan/George Associates