If you are interested in learning more about the sampling of laws listed below and how they could potentially impact your project or your entitlement timelines please contact as at:
- Dry Utilities – Chris Rad
- Forward Planning & Consulting – Bob Garrison
- DRE/HOA Consulting Services – Wendy Bucknum
Dry Utilities Divisions
AB 281: Requires Utilities Districts to Process Applications Faster
SB 410: Plan for faster electricity connections & more grid capacity (approved 10.07.23)
Forward Planning & Land Acquisition
AB821: Can use general Plan Density if its higher than zoning (Approved 10.11.23)
AB1287: Additional density bonus if moderate income or additional very low income units added. (Approved 10.11.23)
AB713: Density Bonus Law overrides and local laws it conflicts with (approved 10.11.23)
AB 356: Extends the rule that aesthetic impacts aren’t considered significant (approved 06.27.23)
SB 423: Faster Multifamily Approvals in cities and Counties that haven’t built enough housing (approved 10.11.23)
SB 684: Faster approvals for projects below 10 homes
AB 1114: Bans rejecting housing for projects that comply with Code (approved 10.11.23)
AB 835: Increases the max height for apartment buildings with one stairway
SB 712: Landlords required to allow bike/scooter parking
AB 572: Limits HOA fee increases to 5% a year for affordable ownership units
AB 1458: Reduced Quorum – HOA may use 20% as quorum at an adjourned meeting.
AB 648: Virtual Meetings – Meetings entirely by video-teleconference allowed and physical location is not required if specific conditions are satisfied.
AB 1572: No Potable Water on Nonfunctional Turf – Declares that the use of water for domestic purposes is the highest use of water.
AB 1033: Allows for lot-splitting and separate sale of the ADU, along with the permission for creation of mini-condo development as primary and ADU.
Affordable Housing & Funding Related
SB 4: Faster approvals for low income housing on land owned by Non-Profits (Schools, Churches)
SB 439: More protections for Low income housing against litigation
SB 469: Removes local barriers to building affordable housing for projects receiving tac credit funding
AB 1490: Adaptive reuse of nonresidential buildings for low income housing, streamlined approvals, and fee exemptions
AB 84: Property tax brakes for land owned that is zoned affordable but not yet built on
SB 20: Allows Multiple cities to create a regional housing fund to build affordable housing
SB 341: Allows affordable housing developers to access competitive state funding even in the local city is out of compliance with RHNA and state law.
AB 346: More flexible funding application for LIHTC
SB 482: Operating reserves for supportive housing
AB 519: Consolidated funding application
AB 1319: Expands what BAHFA (Bay Area housing funding authority) can do, also exempts its projects from CEQA