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With policy committees mostly done (except for those hearing bills not subject to the deadline) the shift to fiscal committee and the budget begins this week, along with increasing floor action on bills. Approps committees have long hearing schedules, though many bills are headed to Suspense, where their fate will be determined during next week’s […]
All subcommittees—including Sub 4 which hears housing-related budget matters– are scheduled to meet throughout the week to review May Revise and address all open issues. Senate schedule here. Assembly schedule here.
Monday – Sen. Approps @ 9 AM SB 46 (Leyva D) Extending the sunset on MPM mobilehome park inspection program SB 136 (Leyva D) MPRROP funding for technical assistance SB 540 (Roth D) League of Cities sponsored streamlining bill SB 542 (Leyva D) Manufactured Housing Act of 1980: notice of transfer and release of liability. […]
An enormous entitlement in the tax code props up home prices — and overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy and the upper middle class. https://nytimes.com/2017/05/09/magazine/how-homeownership-became-the-engine-of-american-inequality.html
Deadline week with all non-fiscal bills required to clear policy committees by Friday. Governor may release his “May Revise” to the budget late this week, kicking budget process into high gear. Floors meet Monday and Thursday.
Monday – Asm. Rev and Tax @ 2:30 pm AB 53 (Steinorth R) Tax deduction for contributions to Homeownership Savings Accounts. AB 571 (Garcia, Eduardo D) Improving the farmworker housing tax credit program. AB 1193 (Gloria D) Increasing the property tax welfare exemption for households making up to 140% of median. Wednesday – Asm. Approps […]
SGC is seeking comments on proposed changes to the Minimum Net Density and CalEEMod Project Setting definitions for the AHSC program, that have been proposed after comments for the program guidelines had passed. Comments due Friday. Read the SGC memo here for more info.
The aging, vacant strip mall on the edge of town (termed “grayfields”, as distinct from greenfields that turn into suburban sprawl) may be the next housing development, if cities take the right steps.
Committees now shift their focus this week to non-fiscal bills, which must clear policy committees by Friday May 12. Appropriations committees also tackle long calendars this week, with many bills heading to suspense. Proposal to renew Cap and Trade funding (which includes funding for AHSC program)—a major priority of leadership and the governor—will also be […]