SCA 2 proposes to repeal Article 34 of the California Constitution with the goal of making it legal to build low-income and public housing in California’s cities.
Originally passed in 1950, Article 34 gives wealthy California neighborhoods veto power over affordable housing, enabling ongoing segregation and preventing housing from being built where it is needed most.
If voters approve SCA 2 on the ballot, it will:
Authors: Allen (D, SD 26), Wiener (D, SD 11)
Sponsors: California YIMBY
Project Home: Lawmakers Push to Repeal Article 34, Call Language in California’s Constitution Racist – KPIX
A dark side to the California dream: How the state Constitution makes affordable housing hard to build – LA Times
The ‘scar on our Constitution’ that is Article 34—and why politicians are attempting to repeal it in the name of housing – Long Beach Post