APA California Legislative Briefing

APA California Chapter, Northern Section


Thursday, August 3, 2017
10 a.m. - noon CDT

Sacramento, CA, United States

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The Chapter will host a webinar on current legislative bills on August 3rd from 10 am to 12 noon. Chapter Vice President of Policy and Legislation, John Terell, and APA California lobbyists Sande George and Lauren De Valencia from Stefan/George Associates, will lead the session. They will update you on planning-related legislation that APA California has been lobbying in 2017, including detailed information on the following:


AB 72 (Santiago; Chiu) – Enforcement of housing law and finding of noncompliance by HCD. http://bit.ly/2ufZ9C8

AB 686 (Santiago) – Affirmatively further fair housing law. http://bit.ly/2ugDhq3

AB 678 (Bocanegra) and SB 167 (Skinner) – New fines and standard of review for violations of Housing Accountability Act. http://bit.ly/2ugA8Xr and http://bit.ly/2ugziKt

AB 1397 (Low) – Housing Element: Restrictions on designation of adequate sites in inventory of land for residential development. http://bit.ly/2ug2zon

AB 1505 (Bloom, Chiu, and Gloria) – Restoration of inclusionary authority for rental units. http://bit.ly/2ugs7lg

AB 1515 (Daly) – Change in Housing Accountability Act to deem projects consistent with general plan and zoning. http://bit.ly/2uglSOw

SB 35 (Wiener) – Streamlined approval process to receive ministerial (by right) approval for multifamily housing if certain percentages of units are affordable. http://bit.ly/2ugw8WX

SB 166 (Skinner) – Expansion of No-Net Loss to loss of affordability and continuous rezonings to match RHNA by income level. http://bit.ly/2ugyIfD

SB 649 (Hueso) – New small cell wireless infrastructure permitting and mandatory leasing of public infrastructure for small cells. http://bit.ly/2uge7rO

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Lauren De Valencia

Lauren De Valencia Stefan/George Associates Lobbyist Biography: Lauren De Valencia has been lobbying for APA California for eight years, and has an extensive public affairs background. Read More

Sande George

Sande George Stefan/George Associates APA California Executive Director and Lobbyist Biography: Sande George is the Executive Director and contract lobbyist for APA California. She has extensive expertise in planning-related legislation and regulation through her over 25-years of lobbying for APA California. Read More

John Terell

John Terell Vice President, Policy & Legislation Biography: John Terell, AICP, has over thirty years of planning experience in the areas of land use, redevelopment and grants management. John retired in 2014 as Community & Economic Development Director for the City of Moreno Valley. John is the current APA California Vice President ... Read More

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Sharon Grewal, Sharon.Grewal@acgov.org