- Removing minimum parking mandates for areas well-served by transit (AB 2097) is our top priority – and it is alive and well. Current location: Senate.
- Legalizing housing, especially affordable housing, in commercial zones (AB 2011) made it past the deadline. Current location: Senate
- Divesting from unproductive and harmful freeway widening (AB 1778) advanced. Current location: Senate
- Exempting student, staff, and faculty housing from CEQA (SB 886) prevailed. Current location: Assembly
- Waiving parking fees and fines for the unhoused (AB 1685) is pushing forward. Current location: Senate
Two-year bills are not subject to this deadline:
- LA County’s own affordable housing financing authority (SB 679) is still active and in the committee hearing process. Current location: Assembly
Lastly, constitutional amendments are not subject to this deadline but must pass the legislature (both houses) by 6/30 to qualify for the 11/8 General Election ballot. As such, all three constitutional amendments we are supporting remain active:
- Repeal Article 34 requiring voter referendums to build low-income social housing (SCA 2) is active and will be heard in committees. Current location: Assembly
- Dedicate 5% of the state’s General Fund revenues annually to affordable housing over the next decade (ACA 14) is active and in the committee hearing process. Current location: Assembly
- Protect the right to housing for all Californians (SCA 9) is active and in the committee hearing process. Current location: Senate
Thank you for your advocacy, which helped keep pushing these reforms forward. And keep in mind the fight to end our housing crisis is a marathon not a sprint. As these bills continue to progress within the legislature, I hope we can continue to count on your action in support of housing.
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