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On an annual basis, in concurrence with Santa Clarita 2020, the Santa Clarita City Council adopts a Legislative Platform for the upcoming year.  The purpose of the Legislative Platform is to outline the position of the City Council on priority issues and matters that impact the City’s ability to operate effectively, promote City interests and protect local authority. Furthermore, during the course of each year, the City Council reviews bills pending in Congress and the California Legislature.  

The following are federal and state bills that the City Council has taken a position on during the current Federal and State Legislation Session.  Included with each of the bills listed is a link to the bill language, the City’s staff report to the City Council regarding the measure, and letters to legislators communicating the City Council’s  official position on each bill, which is reflective of the position adopted by the City Council.

Questions regarding the process for the City Council to consider specific legislation or the City Council’s position on federal or state bills may be directed to Michael Murphy, Intergovernmental Relations Manager, at (661) 255-4384 or mmurphy@santa-clarita.com.

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State Legislation

2019-2020 Legislative Session

 

AB 68: LAND USE: ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS

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Authored by Assembly Member Phil Ting (D-19-San Francisco), Assembly Bill 68 preempts local land use authority related to accessory dwelling units. 

The City Council opposed this bill at the regular meeting on April 9, 2019.

 

AB 213: VEHICLE LICENSE FEE

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Authored by Assembly Member Eloise Reyes (D-47-San Bernardino), Assembly Bill 213 revises the formula for allocating vehicle license fee adjustment amounts to restore revenues to cities that annexed developed areas since the implementation of Senate Bill 89 (2011). Assembly Bill 213 also restores generated revenue for future city annexations.

The City Council supported this bill at the regular meeting on February 26, 2019.

 

AB 1530: LOCAL REGULATIONS ON CANNABIS DELIVERY

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Authored by Assembly Member Ken Cooley (D-8-Rancho Cordova), Assembly Bill 1530 authorizes a local agency the authority to regulate the delivery of cannabis or cannabis products within its jurisdictional boundaries.  

The City Council supported this bill at the regular meeting on April 9, 2019.

 

SB 50: PLANNING AND ZONING: HOUSING DEVELOPMENT  

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Authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-11-San-Francisco), Senate Bill 50 restricts certain local land use authority including density, height, parking, and flood area ratio standards related to specific residential development near a major transit stop, major transit corridor or major job center.

The City Council opposed this bill at the regular meeting on February 26, 2019. 


 

Federal Legislation

116th Congress

 

H.R. 530: Accelerating Broadband Development by Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019

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Authored by Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18), House Resolution 530 proposes to reverse recently approved regulations by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that preempt local control related to the installation of small wireless facilities (e.g., telecommunication equipment attached to poles) and leasing of public infrastructure in the right-of-way.

The City Council supported this bill at the regular meeting on February 26, 2019.

 

H.R. 1015: SAINT FRANCIS DAM DISASTER NATIONAL MEMORIAL ACT

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Authored by Representative Katie Hill (D-CA-25), House Resolution 1015 proposes to establish a national memorial and national monument to commemorate the victims of the Saint Francis Dam collapse on March 12, 1928.

The City Council supported this bill at the regular meeting on February 26, 2019.

 

H.R. 1708: RIM OF THE VALLEY CORRIDOR PRESERVATION ACT

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Authored by United States Congressman Adam Schiff (D-28-CA), H.R. 1708 expands the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area by adding more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor and authorizes the National Parks Service to implement capital improvements and monitor wildlife in the identified portion of the Rim of the Valley Corridor.

The City Council supported this bill at the regular meeting on April 9, 2019. 

 

S. 47: NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT

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Approved by President Trump and became Public Law ( No: 116-9) on March 12, 2019.

Authored by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), S. 47 is an omnibus public lands bill that includes language that proposes to establish a national memorial and national monument to commemorate the victims of the Saint Francis Dam collapse on March 12, 1928.

The City Council supported this bill at the regular meeting on February 26, 2019.

 

S. 129: SAINT FRANCIS DAM DISASTER NATIONAL MEMORIAL ACT

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Authored by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), S. 129 proposes to establish a national memorial and national monument to commemorate the victims of the Saint Francis Dam collapse on March 12, 1928.

The City Council supported this bill at the regular meeting on February 26, 2019.

 

S. 774: RIM OF THE VALLEY CORRIDOR PRESERVATION ACT

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Authored by United States Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), S. 774 expands the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area by adding more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor and authorizes the National Parks Service to implement capital improvements and monitor wildlife in the identified portion of the Rim of the Valley Corridor.

The City Council supported this bill at the regular meeting on April 9, 2019.