September 29, 2021
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation announced today it filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 10, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Sept. 16 to create a voluntary process for cities to streamline zoning processes to allow multi-unit housing on single-
family lots near transit in urban infill areas.
``We believe SB10 includes a blatant constitutional overreach in its provision allowing two-thirds of members a city council, board of supervisors or other such `members of a legislative body' to override local initiatives, including those with zoning restrictions, that may have been legally put in place by voters through the initiative process,'' said AHF President Michael Weinstein. ``This provision ignores the intent and will of voters, totally disregarding the sanctity of voters' rights. We believe the provision is clearly unconstitutional and are therefore seeking to invalidate that provision and the entire law.'' ... read more »