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Issues We’re Tracking


Senate Bill 50 (Wiener)

Allows housing to be built near existing job centers and public transportation; includes strong protections against displacement for renters and vulnerable communities living in those areas. (SB 50 is a two-year bill)


Assembly Bill 533 (Holden)

AB 533 excludes from gross income amounts received as rebate, voucher or other financial incentive by a local water agency for participation in water efficiency or storm water runoff improvement programs. For example, if someone receives a rebate from LADWP for turf replacement they would not be taxed on that rebate. (AB533 is a two-year bill)

Assembly Bill 1100 (Kamlager-Dove)

Requires an electric vehicle parking space to be considered a standard parking space and electric van parking space as two standard parking spaces, complying with minimum parking standards. (in Senate policy committees)


ASsembly bill 1424 (Berman)

Requires two types of payment for all public electric vehicle parking stations. (In Senate)

Assembly bill 1717 (Friedman)

The Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Funding Program provides funding for building and rehabilitation of transit-oriented multifamily developments that include affordable units. (AB 1717 is a two-year bill)


Call to Expand Feed-in-Tariff Program

Local solar has proven to be a critical tool for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) and the City of Los Angeles to not only move toward a cleaner future, but to also drive investment and create jobs in some of the City’s most disadvantaged communities. The solar Feed-in Tariff Program (FiT) has proven this through generating approximately $500 million dollars in economic activity, displacing 2.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, and creating thousands of local jobs. Most importantly, 40% of all projects have been located in disadvantaged communities.

The market and local communities have proven that there is a high demand for Feed-in Tariff projects, which is why just a few weeks ago the FiT 150MW pilot reached full capacity with all 150MWs being either interconnected or applied for, creating a waitlist for future applicants.

It is now time for the City and LADWP to create a permanent and expanded program. 



100% Recycled Water by 2035

On February 21, 2019, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti committed to recycling 100% of the city’s wastewater by 2035 through facility improvements at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, maximizing its capacity. These upgrades will increase total volume from recycled water to 35% of the City’s supply in 16 years, up from 2% currently.

LA City Council Motion 19-0078 (Krekorian)

Small Business Feasibility Study: At the end of 2018, the LABC Institute released a feasibility study analyzing the potential for Los Angeles to develop a free, transparent, and universal regional procurement platform to help capture the economic benefits of major municipal projects, as well as incoming sports and entertainment events for local, small and disadvantaged businesses. In response, Councilmember Krekorian, Chair of the City’s Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive Job Creation Plan, introduced Council Motion 19-0078 to have the CLA report back to the Ad Hoc Committee with an analysis of the benefits of a regional procurement platform and a proposed legal framework to implement said platform with budgetary requirements.

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