July 11, 2017
Issue #54

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SB 540, Legislation by Senator Roth to Increase Housing Production, Passes Assembly Natural Resources Committee

Bill part of League of California Cities Supported “Blueprint for Housing” Legislative Package

Monday afternoon, SB 540 by Sen. Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on a bipartisan vote. Sponsored by the League of California Cities®, SB 540 would streamline the housing approval process and lead to more housing production, particularly in areas near jobs and transit. SB 540 previously passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. It now will be heard in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.

Legislation, Hot Bills, Housing, Affordable Housing

New Cap-and-Trade Extension Plan Introduced

Vote Expected as Early as Thursday

Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) on July 10 announced a new Cap-and-Trade extension plan and accompanying air quality program. The proposal was introduced in bill form late Monday. The two-bill package comprises AB 398 by Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), which sets forth the extension plan, and AB 617 by Assembly Members Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), which would create the new air quality monitoring program. A vote could be taken as early as Thursday.

Environmental Quality, Legislation, Cap-and-Trade

Call for Sessions Open for the 2018 Planning Commissioners Academy

Deadline to submit is Aug. 14

Do you want to help build the 2018 Panning Commissioners Academy program? Do you have an idea for a new, cutting edge session that will inspire and motivate attendees? Maybe you know of a colleague that would be an excellent speaker? The League of California Cities® is searching for speakers and session topics for the 2018 conference to be held April 4–6 in Monterey.

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