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Fee: $50 (includes breakfast and lunch)

AICP CM: 3 Credits

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Bay Area Planning Directors Association

Spring 2019 Meeting • The Housing Legislation Frenzy, Part II

May 17, 2019 • 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Nile Hall, Preservation Park
668 13th Street, Oakland

Agenda  (Download Agenda)

8:30 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Photo of Al SavayThe search for solutions to California’s housing crisis has reached unprecedented levels of activity in the state legislature and within our own communities. Dozens of new bills are slated for consideration in the coming years and their impact on municipalities throughout the state and region are hotly debated. Housing Legislation Frenzy, Part II will follow up on last year’s Spring General Membership meeting with expert perspectives on housing legislation bills that are likely to impact city planning and development for years to come.

BAPDA Chair: Al Savay, AICP
Community Development Director, City of San Carlos

9:10 am

CASA Update: The Housing Legislation Working Group (new)

Photo of Ken KirkeyThe finalized CASA Compact is a 10-point set of policy recommendations designed to address the 3P’s: to Produce and Preserve housing at all levels of affordability, and to Protect vulnerable populations from housing instability and displacement. Ken Kirkey will discuss policy recommendations, implications for the region, and the feedback from local elected officials on housing bills pending in Sacramento via the newly formed Joint ABAG-MTC Housing Legislative Working Group.

Presenter: Ken Kirkey, Planning Section Director
ABAG/MTC Integrated Regional Planning Program

9:30 am


Photo of Rosalynn HugheySenate Bill 50 and Senate Bill 4 were among the most discussed housing bills in committee this year. The respective authors of these bills, State Senators Scott Wiener and Mike McGuire, reached a deal last month to incorporate many SB 4 provisions into SB 50. We are honored to be joined by State Senator Mike McGuire and Ann Fryman of State Senator Wiener’s Office.

Moderator: Rosalynn Hughey,
Planning Director, City of San Jose


One Size Doesn’t Fil All – Senate Bill 4

Photo of Mike McGuire Senator McGuire's SB 4 sought to address concerns that SB 50 was taking too much of a "one size fits all" approach to upzoning. Hear from Senator McGuire on his successful push for geographic thresholds and by-right fourplex provisions.

Presenter: CA State Senator Mike McGuire (D-2)

10:30 am

Senate Bill 50: Transit-Rich/Job-Rich Upzoning

Photo of Scott WienerSB 50 creates a new Equitable Communities Incentive to allow up 4- 5 story residential buildings within 1/2-1/4-mile of rail and ferry stations and density bonuses in high-frequency bus and job-rich areas. SB 50 was recently amended to incorporate much much of SB 4 and exclude counties > 600,000 from some provisions.

Presenter: Ann Fryman, Policy Lead SB50
CA State Sen. Scott Wiener’s Office>

11:00 am


11:15 am


Photo of Pilar LorenzanaNearly 200 draft bills at the state target land use and housing impacts. We’re joined by Mark Tollefson from Governor Newsom’s Office to discuss the Governor’s Budget Blueprint and housing perspectives, and Eric Phillips of Goldfarb & Lipman to provide an overview of key bills and new RHNA requirements.

Moderator: Pilar Lorenzana, Principal Planner
ABAG/MTC Regional Planning Program


Photo of Eric PhillipsPhoto of Mark TollefsonMark Tollefson, Deputy Cabinet Sec. of Transportation & Housing,
Governor’s Office
Eric Phillips, Attorney, Goldfarb and Lipman

12:15 pm


1:30 pm


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