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Assembly Bill 2560 from Assemblymember David Alvarez and Senator Scott Wiener would expand housing access in California's exclusive coastal zone by applying density bonus law, which the rest of California abides by, in that exclusive and expensive area.  This bill would help Californians of all incomes have a better opportunity to live in our heavily segregated coastal lands.

AB 2560 is co-sponsored by Circulate San Diego, SPUR, and the Bay Area Council.

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You can also use our template letter of support to directly submit your endorsement of AB 2560 to lawmakers.

How AB 2560 Works

Currently, California Density Bonus Law encourages new housing for people of all income levels by allowing developers to add units if they agree to set-aside 15 percent of their base density units as permanently affordable to Very-Low-Income households. But that rule doesn't apply the same way in the coastal zone - the most exclusive and segregated part of California.  Indeed, the language of the Density Bonus Act contains special language that effectively keeps Density Bonus Projects from getting built in the Coastal Zone.

AB 2560 would make it clear that the Legislature intends for the Density Bonus Program's success to be recreated statewide, removing the exception for the state's wealthiest enclaves.

Resources for AB 2560

AB 2560 Fact Sheet
AB 2560 Bill Text
Template Letter for Support
Guide to the California Density Bonus Law (Myers Nave, 2021)
Circulate San Diego Report: Equity and Climate for Homes (2020)
Circulate San Diego Report: Home Run for Homes (2022)
March 1, 2024 Press Conference with Assemblymember Alvarez announcing AB2560.  (Video of full Press Conference is online here.)


Circulate San Diego Press Release. March 1, 2024
Circulate San Diego Press Conference.March 1, 2024
California’s coastal areas could see more density housing under new bill.NBC KGET, March 1, 2024
California’s coastal areas could see more density housing under new bill. Fox 5 / KUSI, March 1, 2024
Nuevo proyecto de ley ampliaría acceso a viviendas asequibles en zonas costeras (Spanish). KSDY50, March 1, 2024.

San Diego lawmakers want to rein in Coastal Commission's power to block housing, transportation projects. KPBS, March 12, 2024
Fresh batch of YIMBY housing bills clash with coastal protections (again). CalMatters, March 20, 2024
'Getting out of hand': Legislator blasts California Coastal Commission on housing, SFGate, April 25, 2024
California Coastal Commission Speaks to AB 2560 Density Bonus Law in the Coastal Zone as it Applies to 555 Kelly Farmworker Housing in Half Moon Bay. CoastsideBuzz, May 8, 2024
CalMatters Morning Update. CalMatters, May 21, 2024.
Politico California Playbook. Politico, May 21, 2024
Bill to increase housing density in California’s coastal areas moves forward, FOX5, May  27, 2024

List of Endorsements (to be updated periodically)

Circulate San Diego (Sponsor)
Bay Area Council (Sponsor)
SPUR (Sponsor) 

You can add your endorsement by filling out this form.