Urbification: Taking the sub out of Calif. suburbs

Walking. Bicycling. Alternatives to Driving Everywhere. Social justice. Alternatives to suburban boredom and waste. And the infrastructure and technology needed to get there.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

SB 518 moves directly to the California Assembly

I didn't know that in California, the Assembly can directly consider a bill passed by the Senate. Seems more efficient than the U.S. Congressional method, where each bill has a counterpart (with a different bill number) and they usually have to be reconciled.

At any rate, Sen. Alan Lowenthal's office has informed me that SB 518, the parking reform bill passed by the California Senate last week, will probably be heard in the Assembly Transportation Committee in the late spring or early summer of this year.

In fact, SB 518 has already had its first reading in the Assembly. To read the proposed legislation in its latest, further watered-down language (though still very, very worthy of our support), look here.