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FEDERAL

S. 902 (Klobuchar) – The Housing Supply and Affordability Act – Support

This bill aims to create a federal housing policy grant program that would provide funding for planning and implementing policies that increase housing supply, increase housing affordability, and reduce barriers to housing development

LABC SUPPORTS S. 902

S. 1136 (Cantwell)/H.R. 2573 (DelBene) – Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021

This bill aims to finance an estimated 2 million additional affordable homes over 10 years by expanding and strengthening the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, our nation’s primary tool to build and preserve affordable housing.

LABC SUPPORTS S. 1136/ H.R.2573

H.R. 2406 (Horsford) – Electric Power Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2021

The bill would create an investment tax credit to help promote construction of regionally significant transmission projects across the nation. It has been projected to support more than 500,000 jobs, improve the resilience of the grid, and support new projects that connect modern renewable energy resources to the power demands of regional consumer markets.

LABC SUPPORTS H.R. 2406

STATE

Senate Bill 6 (Caballero)

This bill authorizes residential development on existing lots currently zoned for commercial office and retail space such as strip malls or large “big box” retail spaces. The bill requires the development of residential units be at a minimum density to accommodate affordable housing and abide by existing local planning and development ordinances.

LABC SUPPORTS SB 6

Senate Bill 7 (Atkins)

This bill seeks to improve the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process by extending and expanding provisions of AB 900, which streamlined paperwork and expedited legal challenges to large, multi-benefit housing, energy, and manufacturing projects. SB 7 would extend the 2021 ‘sunset’ of AB 900, which created jobs and investment in the state, through 2025.

LABC SUPPORTS SB 7

Senate Bill 9 (Atkins)

This bill promotes small-scale neighborhood residential development by streamlining the process for a homeowner to create a duplex or subdivide an existing lot in residential areas.

LABC SUPPORTS SB 9

Senate Bill 10 (Wiener)

This bill allows cities to up-zone areas close to job centers, transit, and existing urbanized areas to allow up to ten units without having to go through the lengthy CEQA process.

LABC SUPPORTS SB 10

Senate Bill 12 (McGuire)

The bill prohibits Cities and Counties from approving any new residential ministerial or discretionary permits, discretionary entitlements, tentative subdivision or parcel maps, or development agreements in VHFHSZ unless they find substantial evidence that the project and all structures within the project are protected from wildfire risk in accordance with the “wildfire risk reduction standards” adopted.

LABC OPPOSES SB 12 IF NOT AMENDED

Senate Bill 18 (SKINNER)

The bill would require the state board to prepare a strategic plan for accelerating the production and use of green hydrogen in California and an analysis of how curtailed power could be better utilized to help meet the state’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals by December 31, 2022. This bill would also require the Energy Commission, by June 1, 2022, to submit to the Legislature a report studying and modeling green hydrogen and its role in decarbonizing the power and transportation sectors, and helping to achieve, state’s clean energy and climate change goals.

LABC SUPPORTS SB 18

Senate Bill 99 (DODD)

This bill would establish a new program, the Community Energy Resilience Act of 2021, administered by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to develop and implement a grant program for local governments to develop community energy resilience plans and expedite permit review of distributed energy resources.

LABC SUPPORTS SB 99

Senate Bill 551 (STERN & HERTZBERG)

This bill would establish the California Electric Vehicle Authority within the office of the Governor to coordinate activities among state agencies advancing electric vehicle and zero-emission charging infrastructure deployment as well as ensuring related equity, workforce and economic development, and other needs are addressed to grow and support the sector statewide.

LABC SUPPORTS SB 551

Senate Bill 655 (BRADFORD)

The bill would encourage insurers to make investments with diverse investment managers. The bill defines “diverse investment managers” for this purpose to mean investment management organizations located in, or actively making and holding investments in, California whose investment managers are composed of at least 51% women, veterans, minorities, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer persons, or a combination of persons in those groups.

LABC SUPPORTS SB 655

ASSEMBLY Bill 61 (GABRIEL)

This bill would support California’s restaurant industry by providing temporary regulatory relief, establishing specified exemptions, and streamlining permitting processes

LABC SUPPORTS AB 61

ASSEMBLY Bill 1199 (GIBSON)

This bill would create the Homes for Families Fund to provide rental assistance and affordable housing funding by establishing a new tax on landlords. Specifically, this bill would impose an annual excise tax upon a person or entity that owns 10 or more qualified properties in California during the calendar year, for the privilege of renting or leasing out qualified property (real property that is offered for rent or lease that is either a single-family dwelling, or multi-family dwelling).

LABC OPPOSES AB 1199

ASSEMBLY Bill 1401 (FRIEDMAN)

This bill would prohibit a local government from imposing minimum parking requirements, or enforcing minimum automobile parking requirements, on residential, commercial, or other development if the development is located on within a one-half mile walking distance of public transit.

LABC SUPPORTS AB 1401

ASSEMBLY Bill 1516 (FRIEDMAN)

This bill creates an Affordable Housing Preservation Tax Credit (AHPTC) to preserve existing affordable apartment properties and mobile-home parks by experienced affordable housing organizations. The AHPTC would provide a 50% credit (up to $1 million per transaction) against the state and federal capital gains otherwise owed by the seller of an existing building or park if they sell to a nonprofit entity who will operate the property as affordable housing for low-income households for 55 years.

LABC SUPPORTS AB 1516

city

LA City Council Motion 21-0052 - 2025 Homeless Housing Goal – Support

This motion requests that the City Council adopt the creation of at least 25,000 new units by 2025, regardless of the type of unit, as the city’s Homeless Housing Goal.

LABC SUPPORTS 21-0052

LA City Council Motion 21-0054 - Expedited Permitting Process

This motion instructs multiple city departments to develop an expedited permitting process that establishes a maximum review per submittal time of 15 business days for projects that build the most amount of permanent supportive housing and affordable housing. It also requests the formation of a central coordination hub for expediting homeless and affordable housing.

LABC SUPPORTS 21-0054

LA City Council Motion 21-0061 - Standard Plans

This motion instructs BOE, DBS, HCID, and DCP to develop a set of standard plans for modular multi-family homeless and affordable housing, bungalow courts, and ADUs.

LABC SUPPORTS 21-0061

LA City Council Motion 21-0062 - Rental Relief Registry

This motion instructs HCID to report back on the creation of a Renters Relief Registry. Includes a report back on total funding and staffing needs to maintain the registry.

LABC SUPPORTS 21-0062

LA City Council File 21-0063 – City-Owned Property

This motion instructs multiple city departments to report back on underutilized city-owned properties and the feasibility of using them for temporary or permanent homeless housing.

LABC SUPPORTS 21-0063

LA City Council File 21-0032 – Status of Prop HHH Funded Projects

This motion instructs HCID to report back in 30 days on the status of all Prop HHH funded projects and their current status compared to when they were originally awarded a letter of commitment.

LABC SUPPORTS 21-0032

LA City Council File C.F. 21-0040 – Lease to Own Program

This motion instructs the CAO and LAHSA to develop metrics to determine if hotels and motels will be suitable for temporary and permanent housing. The metrics would look at the cost per unit and the ability to turn temporary homeless housing units into permanent supportive housing units. It also instructs General Services to contact all hotels and motels in the city to determine if they meet these criteria and if they are willing to participate in a Lease to Own program.

LABC SUPPORTS 21-0040

LA City Council File 21-0041 – Temporary Housing Methods

This motion instructs the CLA to evaluate what other California jurisdictions have done under AB 2553 and based on the analysis develop a new set of design standards that provides the most amount of design flexibility and reduces capital costs. It also requests the City Attorney and CLA to draft an ordinance establishing these new design requirements.

LABC SUPPORTS 21-0041

LA City Council File 20-0102 – Right to Housing

This motion seeks to identify the resources necessary for the goal of establishing a Right to Housing framework within the City. Developing a Right to Housing Framework has been another key priority for our Working Group on Urgent Homeless Solutions.

LABC SUPPORTS 20-0102

LA City Council File 11-1973-S1 – Adaptive Reuse

This motion looks at expanding the adaptive reuse ordinance for commercial buildings citywide. It would allow eligible conversions by-right beyond those located in the six Specific Plan Incentive areas if they meet specified criteria:

  • All new apartments and condominiums are deed restricted to Moderate income households (81% to 120% AMI)
  • The ground floor shall remain commercial
  • Linkage fees are waived
  • Live/work, Artist-in-residence, and hotel projects are not eligible for this incentive
  • The building is at least 5 years old

LABC SUPPORTS 11-1973-S1

LA City Council File 20-1042 (Martinez) – City Zoning Code Update / Ballot Measure

This motion looks at short and long-term zoning reform initiatives to address the City’s shortage of housing as well as the City’s RHNA obligations including:

  • Pursuing an Equitable RHNA Rezoning Program
  • Update Citywide Affordable Housing Incentive Programs (Density Bonus, TOC, etc)
  • Conduct a Community Housing Needs Allocation Process to Direct Future Community Plan Efforts

LABC SUPPORTS 20-1042

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