ClimatePlan partners and allies are spearheading numerous efforts in Sacramento to pass laws that will achieve a sustainable and equitable future for California. ClimatePlan doesn’t lobby for particular pieces of legislation, however we track many growth and transportation bills and work to involve more diverse voices from across California in the legislative process. The legislative tracker below provides information and updates on legislation related to sustainable communities. Click on the bill number for status, supporters, and more information.
- AB 229 (Pérez): Authorizes the creation of ‘Infrastructure and Revitalization Districts’ to issue debt with a 2/3 voter approval to invest in infrastructure, affordable housing, and other uses.
- AB 243 (Dickinson): Authorizes the creation of ‘Infrastructure and Revitalization Districts’ with a 55 percent voter approval to be invested in a variety of uses.
- AB 431 (Mullin): Authorizes transportation planning agencies to enact taxes in their regional to obtain goals of the SCS with approval from an ordinance and voters
- AB 440 (Gatto): Gives local government the ability to clean up and redevelop brownfield sites in their jurisdiction.
- AB 823 (Eggman): Establishes clear minimum requirements to mitigate the loss of agricultural farmland related to projects.
- AB 1002 (Bloom): Creates an additional $6 tax on vehicle registration to fund planning and implementation of projects consistent with Sustainable Community Strategies.
- AB 1051 (Bocanegra): Creates the Sustainable Communities for All program, which begins on January 1, 2015, to fund transit-related projects through competitive grants and loans.
- AB 1080 (Alejo): Allows local governments to create ‘Community Revitalization and Investment Authority’ to carry out redevelopment law in blighted areas.
- AB 1194 (Ammiano): Requires Safe Routes to School program to be funded annually in the budget through eligible federal and state transportation funds.
- AB 1290 (Pérez): Aligns the CTC structure to better reflect the transportation and land use connection and provide a process to share information and progress on SB 375 and AB 32 implementation.
- SB 1 (Steinberg): Authorizes local government to create “Sustainable Communities Investment Areas” to facilitate economic development and affordable housing.
- SB 731 (Steinberg): States intent of Legislature to revise CEQA to streamline specific projects, provide greater clarity on infill development, and establish thresholds for specific impacts.
- SCA-4 (Liu): Changes the voter approval for the imposition, extension, and increase of a special tax by local government for local transportation projects to 55 percent.
- SCA-8 (Corbett): Changes the voter approval for imposition, extension, and increase of a special tax by local government for transportation projects to 55 percent.
- SCA-9 (Corbett): Changes the voter approval for imposition, extension, or increase of a special tax by local government to fund community and economic development projects to 55 percent.
2011-2012 Legislative Session
- AB 1446 (Feuer): Allow to extend the length of Measure R Sales tax
- AB 441 (Monning): Health guidelines for local and regional plans
- SB 1156 (Steinberg): Community Development and Housing Joint Powers Authority, “Redevelopment 2.0″
- AB 1532 (Perez): Cap-and-trade revenue to carry out the purpose of AB 32
- SB 1572 (Pavley): Cap-and-trade revenue to be deposited in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account
- SB 535 (De Leon): Set aside money from cap and trade revenues to mitigate climate change in disadvantaged communities
- SB 214 (Wolk): Eliminate the voter requirement to create an Infrastructure Financing District