CCAPA Legislative Update – November 2004

QUICK END OF THE YEAR LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – SB 1818 Q & A

Below is a quick update of some of the key bills CCAPA was lobbying in 2004. To view the bill and analyses of the bills, go to www.leginfo.ca.gov. Please note that CCAPA plans to provide members with a Q & A to help you implement SB 1818, the bill that once again made major changes to the density bonus law.

AB 389 Support Brownfield Cleanup/Innocent Purchaser Liability

Signed by Governor

AB 406 Watch Restrictions on Developer CEQA Documents

Dead

AB 1268 Support Authorization for Form Based Planning

Signed by Governor

AB 1426 Watch Production Housing Standard for Sacramento
Vetoed

AB 1903 Oppose Restriction on Land Use Regulations Affecting
Religious Institutions and Assemblies
Dead

AB 2158 Support HCD Housing Element Working Group Reform of
RHNA Housing Element Process
Signed by Governor

AB 2306 Watch Ventura County LAFCO Conditions on
Annexations
Signed by Governor

AB 2348 Support HCD Housing Element Working Group Changes
To Adequate Sites, Density Assumptions, Parking
Guidelines, and Other Housing Element Reforms
Signed by Governor

AB 2423 Oppose Restrictions on Land Use Requirements on
Nonprofits Entities
Dead

AB 2702 Oppose Further Restrictions on Ability of Cities and
Counties to Regulate Second Units
Vetoed

AB 2922 Support Use of Master EIR Certified Longer than 5 Years
Earlier
Signed by Governor

AB 2980 Support Self-Certification of Housing Element
Dead

AB 3033 Watch Restrictions on Additional Building or Site
Conditions re: Seismic-Related Improvements
Signed by Governor

AB 3065 Watch Review of Safety Element by State Board of
Forestry and Fire Protection for Jurisdictions in
High Fire Hazard Zones
Signed by Governor

ACA 14 Support 55% Vote on Local Special Taxes for Infrastructure
Dead

SB 18 Support General Plan Notice/Consultation RE: Impacts on
Tribal Cultural Places
Signed by Governor

SB 558 Oppose 20-Year Zoning for Housing
Dead


SB 699
Watch Report to Planning Agencies RE: Compliance
with General Plan Guidelines
Signed by Governor

SB 744 Oppose State Housing Accountability Committee Review
of Local Approvals, Disapprovals and Conditions
on Housing
Dead


SB 926
Watch Planning Around Military Facilities
Signed by Governor

SB 1056 Watch Economic Impact Analyses of Superstores
Vetoed

SB 1102 Watch Clarification of COG Fee on Cities and Counties
For RHNA Calculation
Signed by Governor

SB 1263 Oppose By Right Approval of Projects Consistent with
Specific Plans

Dead

SB 1334 Neutral Mitigation for Oak Woodlands

Signed by Governor

SB 1369 Watch Local Fire Protection Measures

Signed by Governor

SB 1462 Neutral Referral of General Plan Changes to Military
Facilities – Restricted Air Space

Signed by Governor

SB 1592 Sponsor Local Ordinances to Encourage Infill

Dead

SB 1609 Oppose Major Expansion of Anti-NIMBY Law

Dead

SB 1818 Oppose Major Expansion of Density Bonus Law

Signed by Governor

Note: CCAPA will publish a Q&A regarding implementation of this bill in November – Watch for info on the CCAPA website

SCA 11 Support 55% Vote on GO Bonds and Special Taxes for
Infrastructure

Dead


WEIGH IN ON NEW CCAPA LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM
COMMENTS DUE DECEMBER 1

Now is your chance to comment on CCAPA’s Legislative Platform and help CCAPA determine its position on key legislative and regulatory issues for the next two year. The full draft is now up on the CCAPA website at www.calapa.org.

Called “Plan California”, the draft Legislative Platform has a new grid format and more action-oriented structure. It will include CCAPA’s positions on hot state planning issues, from 20-year zoning for housing, by right approval of projects and CEQA reform, to inclusionary zoning, public participation and social equity. It will be used by the CCAPA Board, Legislative Review Teams and members as a guide to our positions on legislative and regulatory activities, as well as a tool to communicate those positions to legislators and the press.

After incorporating your comments, the CCAPA Board will approve the final Legislative Platform in December. The original draft was completed by a CCAP Legislative Platform Committee, whose members included Vince Bertoni, VP Policy and Legislation as Chair, Alex Ameroso, Art Bashmakian, Ted Commerdinger, Andy Katz, Barb Kautz, Kevin Keller, Leslea Meyerhoff, Jeanette Dinwiddie-Moore, Collette Morse, George Osner, Pete Parkinson, Steve Preston, Jeri Ram, Terry Rivasplata, Janet Ruggiero and Bruce Smith.

2004 LEG GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

The 2004 Leg Guide is now available. The Leg Guide provides members with status, background and analyses on 2004 planning legislation. The Guide lists in an easy-to-read format the bills that were signed into law, vetoed and killed in 2004, from legislation dealing with density bonus law, housing elements and CEQA, to oak woodlands and tribal sacred places. Be the first in your office to have one! Just fill out the form below.

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