Legislative Briefings

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SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly passed a series of bills aimed at alleviating California’s housing crisis.

Housing:

AB 35 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) passed out of the Assembly on a 78-0 vote. AB 35 expands California’s very-low and extremely low-income housing credit. Contact: Judson True, (916) 319-2017. Press release here

AB 90 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) passed out of the Assembly on a unanimous vote. This bill designates a state agency to administer the Federal Housing Trust Fund. Contact: Edmundo Cuevas, (916) 319-2049. More information here.

AB 744 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) passed out of the Assembly on a 52-24 vote. This legislation requires a city, county, or city and county, upon the request of a developer that receives a density bonus, to reduce or eliminate the minimum parking requirements for the development, if it meets specified criteria. Contact: Edmundo Cuevas, (916) 319-2049. More information here.

AB 870 by Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) passed out of the Assembly on a 65-12 vote. AB 870 establishes a two year pilot program within the Department of Housing and Community Development to award grants to four counties that operate rapid re-housing programs. Contact: Jillena Hernández, (916) 319-2008. More information here

Other legislation:

AB 80 by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) passed out of the Assembly on a 77-0 vote. This bill establishes a 19-member Interagency Taskforce on the Status of Boys and Men of Color to assist state agencies and system leaders to structure a coordinated response to meet the challenges facing our diverse population. Contact: Joseph Kutchukov, (916) 319-2027. Press release here.

AB 252 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) passed out of the Assembly on a 63-14 vote. This legislation is aimed at increasing the number of minority, female and low income students who often do not have access to advanced courses at their high schools. Contact: Wendy Gordon, (626) 351-1917. Press release here.

AB 575 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) passed out of the Assembly on a 41-31 vote. AB 575 requires schools to evaluate teachers on student progress, teacher evaluators to conduct multiple classroom observations, and the institution of a peer assistance and review program for underperforming teachers. Contact: Jesse Switzer, (562) 495-2915. Press release here.