Upcoming Legislative Deadlines and Key Hearings:
03/18/2021 - SB 9 Senate Housing Committee
03/25/2021 - Spring Recess begins upon adjournment.
04/05/2021 - Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess.
04/30/2021 - Last day for policy committees to meet and report to fiscal committees’ fiscal bills introduced in their house.
05/07/2021 - Last day for policy committees to meet and report to the floor non-fiscal bills introduced in their house.
Bill Counts by House of Origin
2021 Assembly – 1,630 bills
2021 Senate – 842 bills
2021 Total – 2,472 bills
One of those 2,472 in the legislature, we are happy to report, is a California Contract Cities Association sponsored bill. SB 809, authored by Senator Ben Allen went into print on Friday, February 19th as a spot bill, and the official language was submitted to the Legislative Counsel on Friday, February 26th. Following is what was submitted on Friday: (We will keep our membership posted once the language is published and request your assistance in securing more co-authors and endorsements.
Government Code Section 65583
(a) A local government shall participate in a regional housing trust fund, managed by a regional joint powers authority, a regional council of governments or a non-profit benefit corporation. The regional housing trust fund shall comply with eligibility requirements so it may receive state matching funds as set forth by Chapter 13 (Sections 50842.1 – 50843.5, inclusive) of the Health and Safety Code.
(b) A local government may satisfy part of its requirement to identify a zone or zones suitable for residential development pursuant to paragraph (3) by adopting and implementing a multijurisdictional regional agreement.
(c) The multijurisdictional regional agreement shall clearly outline which jurisdiction is contributing suitable land for residential development and which jurisdiction or jurisdictions are contributing funding for that development.
(d) Each member jurisdiction of a multijurisdictional regional agreement shall describe in its housing element the following:
(1) How the proposed agreement will meet the jurisdiction’s housing need for a designated income level. No more than half of the development capacity shall be given to each jurisdiction as credit towards its housing needs.
(2) The jurisdiction’s contribution to a housing development, including the amount and source of the funding that the jurisdiction contributes.
(e) The aggregate capacity claimed by the participating jurisdictions in their housing elements shall not exceed the actual capacity of the development.
(f) The Legislature finds and declares that ensuring the adequate production of housing is a matter of statewide concern and is not a municipal affair as that term is used in Section 5 of Article XI of the California Constitution. Therefore, this section applies to all cities, including charter cities.
(g) These provisions shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2030, unless a later enacted statute deletes or extends that date.