AB-32 - California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
SB-1 - California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
SB-375 - Sustainable Communities Act
SB-743 - Environmental quality: transit oriented infill projects, judicial review streamlining for environmental leadership development projects, and entertainment and sports center in the City of Sacramento
AB-x-24 - Bay Area Transportation Commission: election of commissioners.
AB-744 - Ushers in a new era in parking regulations in California cities. Chipping away at rules that many consider arbitrary and anti-urban, it dictates that a city may not impose parking minimums greater than 0.5 spaces for housing developments comprising 100 percent affordable units within a half-mile radius of a major transit stop. It extends similar benefits to developments of senior citizen and special needs housing as well as to developments with a combination of market-rate and affordable units.
AB 2838 (Hertzberg, 2000) Local agency formation commissions.
Provides that a LAFCO require as a condition to annexation that a city prezone the territory to be annexed, and requires that approval of the annexation be consistent with planned and probable use based upon review of the general plan and prezoning designations. Also authorizes the LAFCO to review the consistency of a proposal within a city’s general plan when a proposed action would require the extension of critical services.
AB 2292 (Dutra, 2002) General plans: residential density.
Prohibits a city or county from reducing the residential density for any parcel to a density that is below the density that was utilized by the Department of Housing and Community Development in determining compliance with housing element law. Adds Section 65863 to the Government Code.
AB 1268 (Wiggins, 2004) Land use.
Authorizes the text and diagrams in the land use element that address the location and extent of land uses and the zoning ordinances that implement these provisions to express community intentions regarding urban form and design.
Adds Section 65302.4 to the Government Code.
AB 1019 (Blakeslee, 2007) Land use: annexation: housing.
Authorizes an agreement on a revised determination of regional housing needs if an annexation of unincorporated land to a city occurs after the council of governments, or the department for areas with no council of governments, has made its final allocation. Amends Section 65584.07 of the Government Code.
SB 226 (Simitian, 2011) Environmental quality.
Limits the application of CEQA in the case of the approval of an infill project that satisfies specified standards if an EIR was certified for a planning level decision, including the enactment or amendment of a general plan, community plan, specific plan, or zoning code. Also authorizes the referral of a proposed action to adopt or substantially amend a general plan to a city or county bordering the city or county within which the project is located to be conducted concurrently with the CEQA scoping meeting. Amends Section 65919.10 of the Government Code, and amends Sections 21083.9 and 21084 of, and adds Sections 21080.35, 21094.5, 21094.5.5, and 25500.1 to, the Public
SB 244 (Wolk, 2011) Local government: land use: general plan:
disadvantaged unincorporated communities.
Requires the land use element to include analysis of the presence of island, fringe, or legacy unincorporated communities. Subsequently amended by SB 1090 (2012). Amends Sections 56375, 56425, and 56430 of, and adds Sections 53082.5, 56033.5, and 65302.10 to, the Government Code, and adds Section 13481.7 to the Water Code.
SB 1090 (Comm. On Governance and Finance, 2012) Local government.
Amends statutory language added by SB 244 (2011). Requires the update of the land use element to be based on specified available data and to include identification of each island or fringe community that is a disadvantaged unincorporated community.
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