|Feb. 3, 2017
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Cities Urged to Send Letters on SB 2 and SB 3Two pending Senate bills create much-needed funds for affordable housing and cities are encouraged to submit support letters in advance of committee hearings in early March.
Action Item, Senate, Assembly, Legislation, Housing, Affordable Housing
March 3 Conference at UC Irvine Focuses on HousingRegistration is now open for the Municipal Law Symposium, 2017: The Year of Housing? Affordable Housing and Beyond. Scheduled for March 3 at the UC Irvine School of Law, the one-day event will explore the legal challenges facing housing strategies, including lessons from other states and the status of recently adopted and potential state legislation to come. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Municipal Law Institute of the League of California Cities®.
Legal Updates, Meetings and Events
Assembly, Senate, Legislation, Parks and Recereation
League Submits Comments on Need for Site-Specific Flexibility for Environmental Remediation ProjectsThe Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a pre-draft of its proposed regulations to strengthen criteria for acceptable human health risk-based screening levels. DTSC is seeking to codify the authority to apply the strictest of three available criteria to determine the cleanup requirements for hazardous waste sites. The agency wants to have the discretion to ensure that it can apply the strictest environmental standards. However, these regulations may cause significant issues for cities that seek to rehabilitate and develop contaminated sites. The League has submitted comments outlining the concern that the proposed regulations will reduce the flexibility of cities to redevelop brownfield sites.
Brownfields, Redevelopment, Environmental Quality
Legislative Hearings, Meetings and Events, Legislation
California City Solutions. Palmdale Dream Center was submitted in 2016 for the Housing Programs and Innovations award category.
CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Housing, Homelessness
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