Published : Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 4:51 PM
Pasadena District 7 Councilmember Andy Wilson will lead a community discussion Saturday, June 1, about the status of Senate Bill 50, the “More Housing” bill that’s currently undergoing amendments at the committee level in Sacramento, as well as other current issues in Pasadena.
In his latest District 7 Update, Wilson said the community meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on the rooftop of the newly opened Granville Restaurant at 270 South Lake Avenue.
SB 50, authored by State Sen. Scott Wiener, would accelerate the building of dense apartment buildings throughout the state and in Los Angeles, including Pasadena, with higher requirements for housing parcels near transit hubs, jobs, and schools.
Wilson said the City of Pasadena is against the bill.
“We have been lobbying against it based on the fact that we are already doing more than our fair share of building multi-family developments to provide more housing, including 2700 new residential units since 2014 and 87 percent of which are within a half mile of a transit station,” Wilson said in his District Update. “The bill is still being negotiated and Pasadena will continue to request exemption from these proposed state mandates.”
The discussion on June 1 will focus on how the bill could potentially impact Pasadena residents, he said.
Shortly after June 1, Wilson will host his monthly District 7 Constituent Coffee on Thursday, June 6, at Corner Bakery, located at 345 South Lake Avenue at the Shops on Lake, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.