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CM2019-043 Monthly Summary of Legislative Action CM2019-043 CZ* (/(a4Cig0/ IVO City of -41` MEMORANDUM Chino Hills DATE: AUGUST 7, 2019 TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM: BENJAMIN MONTGOMERY, CITY MANAGER */./V, RE: MONTHLY SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTION In compliance with Administrative Policy 5.2 Section 3.2.7, Legislative Program, adopted by the City Council on June 14, 2016, it is the responsibility of the Legislative Committee to report to the City Council regarding any actions taken by the Committee. The following table is a summary for the period ended July 31, 2019. Date Action taken Comments 07-01-2019 SB 330 (Skinner) - Housing SB 330 would nullify the residential housing Crisis Act of 2019 unit cap in Measure U which was enacted by Letter of Opposition Chino Hills voters by a three to one margin on November 2, 1999. Measure U requires voter approval to increase the number of residential units allowed by the City's General Plan and Zoning Map and to convert property currently zoned non-residential to residential. SB 330 nullifies caps on residential density. This bill will impose a limit on the amount of parking spaces the City can require when approving residential developments. SB 330 prevents certain "affected cities" - including Chino Hills - from imposing a parking requirement in excess of 0.5 spaces per housing unit. This bill would require a new housing application process, limit the number of public hearings on a project and restricts cities' land use authority in a number of other ways. August 7, 2019 Page 2 CM2019-043 07-01-2019 SB 13 (Wieckowski) Land SB 13 would require that cities allow for Use: Accessory dwelling garages and carports to be converted to units accessory dwelling units, or demolished to Letter of Opposition make way for the construction of an accessory dwelling unit, and would prohibit local agencies from requiring replacement of the lost off-street parking spaces. Existing law leaves it up to the discretion of each city as to whether to allow such conversions and allows for cities to require replacement parking. 07-01-2019 AB 1763 (Chiu) Density This measure would greatly expand existing Bonus: 100% Affordable Density Bonus Law (DBL) to require a city Housing or county to award a developer significantly Letter of Opposition more density, additional concessions and incentives, and greater allowable height if 100% of the units in a development are restricted to lower income households. 07-01-2019 AB 881 (Bloom) Accessory AB 881 would prohibit a local jurisdiction dwelling units from requiring a property owner live in the Letter of Opposition main house or one of the accessory structures until January 1, 2025. This would incentivize operating the property as a commercial enterprise and could have the unintended effect of large-scale investors purchasing many single-family homes and adding ADUs, thus operating more like a property management company, not a homeowner seeking some additional income. Additionally, owner occupancy requirements could provide greater oversight and an opportunity to provide more affordable rents as a homeowner is less likely to be profit driven. 07-01-2019 AB 68 (Ting) Accessory AB 68 would amend the statewide standards dwelling units that apply to locally-adopted ordinances Letter of Opposition concerning accessory dwelling units (ADUs), even though the law was thoroughly revised in the 2016 Legislative Session. These revisions were a product of two carefully negotiated bills that only became effective in January 2017, with further amendments during the 2017 Legislative Session. All local agencies that worked in good faith to implement those laws would have to reopen their ordinances yet again to comply with the provisions of AB 68. August 7, 2019 Page 3 CM2O19-043 If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Balz, City Clerk, at extension 2624. BM:Is:ss cc: Cheryl Balz, City Clerk