Senate Leader Atkins Applauds Passage of Monumental Housing Streamlining Package

August 29, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement on the passage of companion bills SB 6, by Senator Anna Caballero (D-Merced), and AB 2011, by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), a monumental housing streamlining package aimed at helping California’s housing crisis:

“As California’s housing shortage grows more severe by the day, and thousands of people and families are left with little to no options, the significance of SB 6 and AB 2011 truly cannot be overstated. Together, the dynamic and determined team of Senator Anna Caballero and Assemblymember Buffy Wicks created an agreement that will result in both the affordable and market-rate housing that our state desperately needs. Today’s success would not have been possible without the collaboration of our labor partners and Speaker Anthony Rendon, and the around-the-clock dedication of Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire, who simply refused to take ‘no’ for an answer. This monumental package of legislation gives us the power to say ‘yes’ to building more housing, to creating more jobs, and to all the hard-working people who want to call California home.”


Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: