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Volume 6, Issue 84  | October 19, 2021

Controversial SB 9 to be discussed at upcoming Speak Up Newport monthly meeting

What does SB 9 mean for your residential neighborhood? Find out at the next Speak Up Newport monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 13, both live and on Zoom. 

 SB 9 is the law recently signed by Governor Gavin Newsom that allows up to four housing units to be constructed on single-family zoned lots.

With that, what will you do? What will your neighbor do?

Speak Up Newport will present speakers from both sides of the SB 9 issue attempting to answer the following questions:

–Will SB 9 help solve the housing shortage in Orange County and in California?

–Does SB 9 override homeowner association (HOA) restrictions?

–What local zoning rules does SB 9 have to follow?

–What are the parking requirements?

–Will speculators be buying homes and converting them to fourplexes?

–Will you be able to object to having a duplex or fourplex next door?

Answers to these issues and others will be tackled.

The meeting will take place in the Civic Center Community Room beginning with a reception at 5:15 p.m., followed by the program from 6-7 p.m. Both are free to the public with no RSVP required to attend in-person. 

Zoom attendees will need to register at

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Courtesy of Speak Up Newport

Daniel Graham and Bea Dieringer

Speaking on the issues will be Daniel Graham, associated with People For Housing & OC YIMBY (yes in my backyard) and Bea Dieringer, the mayor for the city of Rolling Hills.

Pre-submitted questions may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit questions during the program.

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