AB 2597

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 16, 2024
  • Senate
  • Governor

Planning and zoning: revision of housing element: regional housing need allocation appeals: Southern California Association of Governments.

Abstract

(1) Existing law, the Planning and Zoning Law, requires each county and each city to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of the county or city, and specified land outside its boundaries, that includes, among other specified mandatory elements, a housing element. Existing law requires, for the 4th and subsequent revisions of the housing element, the Department of Housing and Community Development (department) , in consultation with the council of governments, to determine the existing and projected need for housing for each region, as specified. Existing law requires the council of governments or delegate subregion, as applicable, to adopt a final regional housing needs plan that allocates a share of the regional housing need to each city, county, or city and county. Existing law requires each council of governments and delegate subregion to distribute a draft allocation of regional housing needs to each local government in the region or subregion. Existing law authorizes, within 45 days following receipt of the draft allocation, a local government within the region or the delegate subregion or the department to appeal to the council of governments or the delegate subregion for a revision of the share of the regional housing need proposed to be allocated to one or more local governments, as specified. This bill would reduce the period to appeal from 45 days following receipt of the draft allocation to 30 days. Existing law requires, at the close of the period to appeal, the council of governments or delegate subregion to notify all other local governments within the region or subregion of the appeal and make materials submitted in support of the appeal available on an internet website. Existing law authorizes a local government and the department to comment on one or more appeals. Existing law requires, no later than 30 days after the close of the comment period, and after providing all local governments within the region or subregion, as applicable, at least 21 day prior notice, the council of governments or delegate subregion to conduct one public hearing to consider the appeal and the comments received. This bill would delete the above-described comment period requirement. The bill would instead require the council of governments or delegate subregion to conduct the above-described public hearing, as described above, no later than 20 days after the close of the period to appeal and after providing all local governments within the region or subregion at least 10 days prior notice. Existing law requires, no later than 45 days after the above-described public hearing, the council of governments or delegate subregion to make a final determination on the appeal, as specified, and issue a proposed final allocation plan. Existing law requires, within 45 days after the issuance of the proposed final allocation plan by the council of governments or delegate subregion, the council of governments to hold a public hearing to adopt a final allocation plan. Existing law requires, within 30 days after the department's receipt of the final allocation plan, the department to determine if the final allocation plan is consistent with existing and projected housing need for the region. This bill would instead require the council of government or delegate subregion to make a final determination on the appeal and issue a proposed allocation plan no later than 30 days after the above-described public hearing. The bill would additionally require the council of governments or the delegate subregion to submit the proposed final allocation plan to the department and set a date for a public hearing to adopt a final allocation plan. The bill would instead require the council of governments or delegate subregion to hold a public hearing to adopt a final allocation plain, as described above, within 10 days after the issuance of the proposed final allocation plan. The bill would instead require the department to determine if the final allocation plan is consistent with existing and projected housing need for the region, as described above, within 15 days after receipt of the final allocation plan. By imposing additional duties on councils of governments and delegate subregions with respect to the determination and allocation of regional housing need, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (2) Existing law also requires certain transportation planning agencies to prepare and adopt a regional transportation plan directed at achieving a coordinated and balanced regional transportation system, as provided. Existing law requires each local government to review its housing element as frequently as appropriate to evaluate specified conditions and requires each local government to revise its housing element in accordance with a specified schedule. Under these provisions, existing law requires certain local governments to revise their housing elements 18 months after the adoption of every 2nd regional transportation plan update, but no later than 8 years after the deadline for the previous update of the housing element, as specified. This bill would extend the above-described deadline for certain local governments that are within the regional jurisdiction of the Southern California Association of Governments and that have a compliant housing element as of the adoption of the second regional transportation plan update, as specified, except the County of Los Angeles and local governments within the County of Los Angeles, to revise their housing elements 24 months after adoption of every 2nd regional transportation plan update for the 7th and subsequent revisions of the housing element. (3) This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Southern California Association of Governments. (4) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Jun 10, 2024

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HOUSING.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HOUSING.

May 29, 2024

Senate

Referred to Com. on HOUSING.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on HOUSING.

May 16, 2024

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 0.)

May 09, 2024

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

May 08, 2024

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (May 8).

Apr 22, 2024

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Joint Rule 10.5.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR. pursuant to Joint Rule 10.5.

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 18, 2024

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April 17).

Apr 11, 2024

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on L. GOV. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 9. Noes 0.) (April 10). Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. GOV.

Apr 02, 2024

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on H. & C.D.

Apr 01, 2024

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on H. & C.D. Read second time and amended.

Mar 21, 2024

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on H. & C.D.

Mar 20, 2024

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on H. & C.D. Read second time and amended.

Mar 04, 2024

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on H. & C.D. and L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on H. & C.D. and L. GOV.

Feb 15, 2024

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.

Feb 14, 2024

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2597 HTML
02/14/24 - Introduced PDF
03/20/24 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/01/24 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/10/24 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/08/24- Assembly Housing and Community Development PDF
04/16/24- Assembly Local Government PDF
05/06/24- Assembly Appropriations PDF
06/13/24- Senate Housing PDF

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