Legislative Update

Housing development reform continues to be among the top priorities for the Governor and State Legislature. Numerous pieces of legislation relating to housing and local zoning have been proposed, passed, and continue to be of importance in Sacramento. The City understands the growing need for affordable housing and is doing its part to develop a local solution not just for Pleasanton, but also for the Tri-Valley region. However, the City remains concerned about the loss of local land-use planning control and the ability to preserve and sustain our community’s quality of life through the poorly enacted legislation. For this reason, the City has taken a very active effort in advocating our position on various pieces of legislation.

Three key documents guide the City’s various legislative positions and priorities on a range of topics, including housing, public infrastructure, transportation, local decision making, fiscal sustainability, economic development, and public safety. Together they support our ability to advocate, proactively engage, and influence the legislative process:

Further focus on housing issues is provided in the January 2020 revised Tri-Valley Cities Housing and Policy Framework, also developed in partnership with the five Tri-Valley cities, as a basis to advocate and proactively engage and influence the legislative process on behalf of our shared positions on key topics. For more information on local and regional housing policy, please visit the Housing Policy webpage.

Pleasanton's State Legislators:

District 7 Senator Steve Glazer

Orinda Office: (925) 258-1176

Capitol Office: (916) 651-4007

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District 16 Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

San Ramon Office: (925) 328-1515

Capitol Office: (916) 319-2016

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California Elected Officials: