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New Planning Laws

The following are California state housing bill resources including new laws and bills signed into law.

To add additional resources to this page, please email nguyen@bdplanning.com 

2020 Housing Bills

Summary of 2020 Housing Bills Powerpoint (June 25, 2020) an overview notable bills and overall themes of bills currently moving forward (as of June 2020) and all bills overall.

2019 Housing Bills

Summary of 2019 Housing Bills Signed into Law (November 19, 2019) an overview of the most impactful new housing legislation and what jurisdictions will need to do to be in compliance

Table of 2019 Housing Bills Signed into Law (November 12, 2019) a table categorizing new housing legislation by action required or important to know

Staff Report 2019 Housing Bills Signed into Law (December 2019)

CA Housing Legislation 2019 Graphic by Alfred Twu (September 25, 2019) an illustrated sketch of the remaining housing legislation prior to adoption

2019 Housing Bills Signed Into Law (November 19, 2019) an accompanying presentation to the Summary of 2019 Housing Bills Signed Into Law

Staff Report 2019 Housing Bills Signed into Law Presentation (December 2019)

Additional New Laws Resources and Infographics

Surplus Lands Act (AB 1486) Infographic (January 23, 2019) an informational graphic illustrating the process for inventorying, declaring and disposing of surplus land

2 Step Application and Approval Process (SB 330) Infographic (November 19, 2019) an informational graphic illustrating the main process and approval changes for qualifying residential developments

Goldfarb + Lippman Tenant Protections Summary (November 5, 2019)  a detailed summary of AB 1482 – Tenant Protections Act of 2019 – and other related new housing laws

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