AB 68 Removal of Opposition (TING) NUMEROUS MAJOR CHANGES TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT LAW
The American Planning Association, California Chapter (APA California) Is pleased to remove our opposition to your bill, AB 68. Your bill proposes a number of amendments to the statewide standards that apply to locally-adopted ordinances concerning accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
AB 490 (SUPPORT) (SALAS) AFFORDABLE HOUSING STREAMLINING
Assembly Bill 490 would allow streamlined judicial review for affordable housing projects that contain 25-50% affordable housing units, in areas where the 10% or more of the population is considered severely housing cost burdened.
AB 670 (SUPPORT) (FRIEDMAN) ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS IN COMMON INTEREST DEVELOPMENTS
Assembly Bill 670 would allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to be developed on properties within a homeowner association (HOA).
AB 782 (SUPPORT) (BERMAN) CEQA – PROPERTY LAND TRANSFERS
Assembly Bill 782 will codify the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) categorical exemption for transfers of ownership of interests in land in order to preserve open space, habitat, or historical resources, thereby eliminating the exceptions for project-specific effects which apply to a categorical exemption.
AB 1483 (SUPPORT IF AMENDED) (GRAYSON) ADDITIONS TO THE ANNUAL HOUSING ELEMENT REPORT
Assembly Bill 670 would make a number of changes to the data collected for the Housing Element Annual Report from cities and counties. APA appreciates meeting with your staff and the sponsors to discuss our suggested concerns.
AB 1484 (SUPPORT IF AMENDED) MITIGATION FEE PROCESS CHANGES – In Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee – Wednesday, April 3rd
Assembly Bill 1484 would now require, at the time that an application for a housing development project is deemed complete, a city or county to provide a good faith statement disclosing the amount of impact and development fees applicable to the housing. It would then prohibit those disclosed impact and development fees from being increased for two years following the issuance of the good faith statement.
AB 1485 (SUPPORT) (WICKS) HOUSING DEVELOPMENT: STREAMLINING – In Senate Housing Committee
Assembly Bill 1485 would allow moderate- and middle- income housing projects to qualify for SB 35 streamlining.
AB 1717 (SUPPORT) (FRIEDMAN) TRANSIT ORIENTED AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUNDING PROGRAM
Assembly Bill 1717 will create the Transit Oriented Affordable Housing Funding Program. This bill will create opportunities for local governments to develop mixed-income housing units targeted to meet the demand of a neighborhood, expanding the supply of lower-cost units in areas where market rate units are traditionally built.
ACA 1 (SUPPORT) (AGUIAR-CURRY) LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
ACA 1 will lower the voter threshold to 55% to approve local general obligation bonds and special taxes for affordable housing and public infrastructure projects.
SB 5 (SUPPORT) (BEALL/McGUIRE) FINANCING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND OTHER KEY PROJECTS
Senate Bill 5 will provide funding for state-approved projects in state-approved redevelopment plans for affordable and workforce housing, transit-oriented development, infill development, revitalizing and restoring neighborhoods and planning for sea level rise.
SB 9 (SUPPORT) (BEALL) LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDITS
Senate Bill 9 increases the impact of the state’s existing low-income housing tax credit with no fiscal impact to the state.
SB 13 (NEUTRAL AS AMENDED) (WIECKOWSKI) MAJOR CHANGES TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT LAW
The American Planning Association, California Chapter (APA California) is pleased to remove our opposition to bill, SB 13. This bill proposes numerous significant amendments to the statewide standards that apply to locally-adopted ordinances concerning accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Included in those changes are: Removal of owner occupancy requirements until 2025; new authority to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD); elimination of replacement parking requirements; and a cap on impact fees associated with ADU development.
SB 99 (SUPPORT) (NIELSEN) EMERGENCY EVACUATION ROUTES
Senate Bill 99 would require a city or county, upon revision of the housing element, to review and update the safety element to include information identifying residential developments in very high fire hazard severity zones or state responsibility areas that do not have at least two emergency evacuation routes.
SB 128 (SUPPORT) (BEALL) LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDITS
Senate Bill 128 removes the vote requirement for issuing EIFDs bonds.
SB 182 (SUPPORT) (JACKSON) WILDFIRE PLANNING AND MITIGATION IN VERY HIGH FIRE RISK AREAS
SB 182 will require local jurisdictions to make changes to the land use and safety elements of the General Plan to ensures proper planning so that new developments are appropriately designed and/or directed to less-hazardous areas within a jurisdiction. The bill also requires a new retrofit strategy to assist in hardening existing homes.
SB 234 (SUPPORT) (SKINNER) KEEP CHILDCARE CLOSE TO HOME – In Assembly Human Services Committee Tuesday, June 18
Senate Bill 234 would limit local use restrictions for licensed child care homes, clarifying that large family child care homes and small child care homes must both be treated as a residential use of property.
SB 242 (SUPPORT) (ROTH) LAND USE NOTIFICATIONS NEAR MILITARY OPERATIONS
Senate Bill 242 updates and streamlines requirements for notifying the military of proposed developments near military installations.
SB 330 (NEUTRAL IF AMENDED) (SKINNER) HOUSING CRISIS ACT OF 2019
Senate Bill 330 would freeze or prohibit a number of housing-related requirements for 5 years with the goal of speeding up housing production in areas with the most severe housing shortages.