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Westside Urban Forum Breakfast Panel Discussion: California’s Duplex Revolution: Unpacking SB 9, The California HOME Act
July 20 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
Thursday, July 20th, 2023
Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City
7:45 am – 9:30 am
Doors open at 7:45 for registration, breakfast and networking.
Panel from 8:30 am – 9:30 am
In 2021, the state legislature passed Senate Bill 9, which, according to the bill’s strongest advocates and detractors alike, outlawed single-family zoning throughout California. The reality is a bit more subtle and complex. SB 9 permits homeowners–in most, but not all communities–to subdivide or redevelop their homes into duplexes, and it allows them to split their lots, potentially generating four units. While housing advocates cheer the potential to add density to communities and reduce the primacy of single-family homes, SB 9 has, thus far, been seldom used. It presents major challenges to homeowners (especially compared to ADUs), and many cities have been slow to draft and adopt guidelines.
With over a half-million single-family lots, Los Angeles could add hundreds of thousands of units through SB 9. But, how many will it actually add? And at what cost and by what processes? Can “mom and pop” successfully become mini-developers, or will SB 9 conversions be left to speculators and developers? Please join WUF this month to discuss the promise and challenges of California’s (potential) duplex revolution.
$10 Student Members & Retired Members
$15 Student Non-Members & Retired Non-Members
Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, July 19th, at 4:00 PM. After Wednesday, July 19th, onsite registration will be available at the cost of an additional $10. No refunds or credits will be provided after this day.
7:45 am – 9:30 am
7:45 am – Registration & Light Breakfast
8:30 am – Panel Discussion
The Helms Design Center is located at the Helms Bakery campus at 8745 Washington Boulevard in Culver City.
Avoid the stress of rush hour and skip traffic! The Helms Design Center at 8745 Washington Blvd in Culver City is conveniently located a short, pleasant walk from a number of transit lines, including:
Metro Rail “E” (Expo) Line Culver City Station
(1 block west at Washington and National Blvds)
Culver City Bus “1” and “1C1” lines
(at the adjacent Washington Blvd/Helms Avenue street corner)
For those who choose to drive, parking is available in the adjacent interior parking garage at 8711 Washington Blvd (look for the red banners), or there is parking available throughout the Helms Bakery complex. Parking Map
Sponsor Provided Tickets
Thanks to the generosity of our annual Sponsors, WUF has a small number of free tickets available to members of the community. If you are not able to join as a member or purchase a ticket for this month’s panel presentation, but would like to join us, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire if we have any remaining sponsor provided tickets.
Image Credit: California State Senate