Legislative Information

OC APA – 2019 Presentation on New (2018) Legislation On April 18th APA Orange County Section hosted Attorneys David Snow and Diana Varat from the Law Office of Richards, Watson and Gershon, where they  reviewed new laws as well as provide a comprehensive overview of the Legislative Updates for 2019.

CA APA Legislative Update, July 2019 – Now Available!   Check it out for an update on California’s budget that was signed by the Governor last month and a status update of high priority bills that APA California is working on.



Governor Newsom’s State Budge for California For All – Budget prioritizes one-time investments to tackle the affordability crisis that California families face on health care, housing, early education and higher education, Press Release May 9, 2019

Housing Bill SB 50 Update – CA APA issues Notice of Oppose unless Amended to Senator Wiener, March 25, 2019

Governor Newsom Announces Legislative Proposals to Confront the Housing Cost Crisis– Press Release March 11, 2019

In the Face of Unprecedented Housing Crisis, California Takes Action to Hold Cities Accountable for Standing in the Way of New Housing Press Release January 25, 2019



APA CA Legislative Website –  Provides more information on California’s Hot Bills & Regulations, Legislative Review and More!

APA National Policy and Advocacy Website – APA’s one stop shop for advanced planning policy, advocacy and legislative action.



2017 OC APA Legislative Update.  Topics include 2017 Housing Bills and Laws, Efficiency Units, Agriculture Element, Small Cell Infrastructure, Electrified Fences.

2016 Legislative Update PowerPoint is available HERE. Topics included CEQA/GHG, Permit Streamlining, Housing Bills, Marijuana, Wireless and Massage to name a few.