VIDEO. From Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) director’s meeting on Monday, August 9th, 2021 at 7:00pm by Zoom.
SAM Director Kathryn Slater-Carter (also Montara Water and Sewer District (MWSD)) and Debbie Ruddock (also City of Half Moon Bay City Council) comment.
• SB 9 (Let’s End Homeownership, by Toni Atkins and Scott Wiener) This divisive bill, which died in 2020 as SB 1120, crushes single-family zoning in California, a threat to 7 million homeowners. Wiener has called yards and single-family homes “immoral.” SB 9 is not a “duplex” bill. It allows 4 market-rate homes where 1 now stands (up to 6 units, if developers use a hidden “two-step” that Livable California volunteer attorneys spotted). SB 9 is the beginning of the end of homeownership in California, as investors jump into bidding wars against families. Facing withering criticism, author Atkins, in a Sacramento Bee op-ed, said her bill gives “homeowners the opportunity to reimagine their property.” No. Only the rich and developers can finance full-sized homes in the backyard. SB 9 is a senseless gamble against 21M people living in single-family homes. Link here to LC Position Letter. Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development Hearing on June 22. Send new Portal letter now!
• SB 10 (14-Unit Buildings Everywhere, by Scott Wiener) Opens all neighborhoods to demolition and speculation, letting any city council enact a bizarre ordinance that tosses out CEQA to allow 14-unit luxury apartments on “any parcel”, overriding all zoning including single-family and commercial. This bill openly invites gentrification of older, diverse, multi-family and single-family areas. It requires NO affordable units. A copycat of Wiener’s defeated SB 902, SB 10 is an anti-green, anti-voter bill that also allows a City Council to override voter-approved land-protection initiatives including urban boundaries and open space, an attack on our 108-year-old right to voter initiative. Link to LC Position Letter. Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development Hearing on June 22! Also goes to the Assembly Committee on Local Government, date TBD.
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) Meetings ~ 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7:00pm
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SAM Meeting Videos via Pacific Coast TV
Our regular office hours are 7:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.The Authority can be reached 24-hours a day at:
Our Mailing Address is:
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside
1000 Cabrillo Hwy N.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-7833 (fax)
Regular Board Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00pm.
From time to time a meeting date may be changed, cancelled or relocated. Check the posted agenda for any changes to the normal schedule (click on links below).
The Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) provides wastewater treatment services and contract collection maintenance services for a population of approximately 27,000 in the following areas:
- City of Half Moon Bay
- El Granada
- Moss Beach
- Princeton by the Sea
Chair, Representing Granada Community Services District
Vice-Chair, Representing the City of Half Moon Bay
Secretary/Treasurer, Representing Montara Water and Sanitary District
Director, Representing the City of Half Moon Bay
Director, Representing Montara Water & Sanitary District
Director, Representing Granada Community Services District