Statewide and Regional Housing Policy

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The City of Cupertino is monitoring legislation and regional policy measures regarding housing. This page presents information that has been provided to the City Council in connection with those policy measures.  

CASA Compact

The CASA Compact is a set of proposed policies intended to address issues associated with housing in the Bay Area at a regional level. It was adopted by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. The following links are provided for more information:

  • CASA Compact History and Overview Presentation to City Council on March 19, 2019 is here
  • The full CASA Compact is available here.
  • Excerpts from the minutes of the MTC and ABAG meetings authorizing signing on the CASA Compact is here.
  • Excerpts from the Compact’s ten core principles and five calls to action are here.
  • CASA’s PowerPoint summary of the CASA Compact is here.
  • The City of Cupertino’s comments regarding CASA to the Association of Bay Area Governments are here.
  • Other public comments regarding CASA to the Association of Bay Area Governments are here.
  • Read the Cities Association of Santa Clara County response to CASA Compact here.

CASA Compact Implementing Legislation
The CASA Compact would be implemented by statewide legislation and regional funding measures. This table lists legislation that has been introduced to implement the CASA Compact.

SB 35 Ministerial Approval

Letter from Mayor Steven Scharf to State Legislators Re: Smaller Cities Feel Brunt of SB 35’s Unintended Consequences can be read here.

2019 Housing Legislation

The California Legislature is considering a number of bills regarding housing policy. Summary information on some of those bills is included below.

Overview of SB 50 and SB 330 – Presentation to City Council on March 19, 2019
Senate Bill 50 Summary 
Senate Bill 330 Summary
Overview of the State Legislative Process – Presentation to City Council on March 19, 2019
Read the Cities Association of Santa Clara County Position Paper on Housing

2018 Housing Legislation

The California Legislature adopted a number of bills regarding housing policy in 2018.  This document summarizes highlights of the 2018 legislation.