The Legislative Review Committee consists of two City Councilmembers. The primary goals of the committee are to make recommendations on legislative advocacy issues and to authorize position letters for legislation that aligns with the City's Council-approved Legislative Platform. Items not addressed in the City's Legislative Platform require approval of the full Council prior to any legislative advocacy efforts. For more information, view the City's Legislative Advocacy Policy.
Meetings are held as needed to accommodate legislative proposals and to allow the City to respond to urgent legislative issues. To receive updates for upcoming meetings, please sign up for eNotifications and subscribe to "Legislative Affairs."
The next Legislative Review Committee meeting is scheduled for July 23rd at 9:30 am at City Hall, Conference Room A.
Mayor Steven Scharf
Vice Mayor Liang Chao
2019 Legislative Agenda
The City Council approved the City of Cupertino's 2019 Legislative Platform at its meeting on June 18th. The Legislative Platform is comprised of guiding principles that provide a framework for Cupertino’s regional, state, and federal legislative priorities. Adopted annually, the City’s Legislative Platform will serve as a reference guide for legislative positions and objectives that provide direction for the City Council and staff throughout the year. The Legislative Platform is the foundation of a focused advocacy strategy and the 2019 Legislative platform can be found here.
Below are bills that Council or the Legislative Review Committee have taken a formal position on or are watching.
|SB 50||Planning and Zoning: Housing Development: Streamlined Approval: Incentives||Wiener||
Amended 6/4/19. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations
|SB 330||Housing Crisis Act of 2019||Skinner||6/25/19 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Local Govt.|
|SB 4||Housing||Beall/McGuire||Watch||Hearing set for 4/24/19 was cancelled at the request of the author.|
|SB 5||Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program||Beall/McGuire||Support 6/25/19||6/10/19 Referred to Committees on Housing & Community Dev. and Local Govt.|
|AB 67||Housing: Homeless Integrated Data Warehouse||Rivas/Chiu||Watch
||6/6/19 Referred to Committee on Housing|
|AB 68||Land Use: Accessory Dwelling units||Ting||Oppose 6/25/19||6/12/19 Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Committee on Housing|
Housing Accountability Act
|Wiener||Oppose 6/25/19||6/13/19 Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Committee on Housing & Community Dev|
|SB 23||Unlawful Entry of a Vehicle||Wiener||Support 6/25/19||5/30/19 referred to Committee on Public Safety|
|SB 12||Mental Health Services: Youth||Beall/ Portantino||Support 6/25/19||6/18/19 Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations|
|AB 516||Authority to remove vehicles||Chiu/Santiago||Oppose 6/25/19||6/18/19 Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Committee on Transportation|
|AB 881||Accessory Dwelling Units||Bloom||Oppose 6/25/19||6/18/19 Re-referred to Committee on Governance and Finance|
|SB 13||Accessory Dwelling Units||Wieckowski||Oppose 6/25/19||6/24/19 Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Committee on Local Govt.|
City of Cupertino's Legislative Support/Opposition Letters
For more information on legislation and regional measures regarding housing visit, our Statewide and Regional Housing Policy page.