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Written by: Alex Koseff / SF Chronicle
SACRAMENTO — Seeking to revive a fiercely fought bill that would boost construction of apartment buildings and condominiums, state Sen. Scott Wiener introduced changes Monday designed to disarm cities’ objections that the measure would remove their control over neighborhood character.
Wiener’s amendments would allow cities to opt out of certain provisions of SB50, his measure to increase housing around public transit and in wealthy suburbs, if they develop their own plans to build as many homes as the law would require. The changes would increase cities’ ability to keep some multi-unit housing out of neighborhoods that now consist of single-family homes.