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

Committee Meetings

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. 

Agendas and Minutes

Committee Members

Mayor Steven Scharf
City Council
408.777.3191
sscharf@cupertino.org

Vice Mayor Liang Chao
City Council 
408.777.3192
liangchao@cupertino.org

 

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.

Bill Topic Author Position Status
SB 50 Planning and Zoning: Housing Development: Streamlined Approval: Incentives Wiener

Oppose 4/16/19

Amended 6/4/19. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations

SB 330 Housing Crisis Act of 2019 Skinner

Oppose 4/16/19

Reaffirmed opposition 6/25/19

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
SB 592

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

Senate Bill 50 (Wiener) - Notice of Opposition

Senate Bill 330 (Skinner) - Notice of Opposition

Senate Bill 330 (Skinner - Notice of Opposition - Letter 2

Senate Bill 592 (Wiener) - Notice of Opposition

Senate Bill 5 (Beall) - Notice of Support

Senate Bill 12 (Beall) - Notice of Support

Senate Bill 13 (Wieckowski) - Notice of Opposition

Senate Bill 23 (Wiener) - Notice of Support

Assembly Bill 68 (Ting) - Notice of Opposition

Assembly Bill 516 (Chiu) - Notice of Opposition

Assembly Bill 881 (Bloom) - Notice of Opposition

For more information on legislation and regional measures regarding housing visit, our Statewide and Regional Housing Policy page.  

Previous Legislative Agendas

2018 Legislative Agenda

2017 Legislative Agenda

Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
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Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.