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 October 29th at 5:00 pm 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.
|AB 67||Housing: Homeless Integrated Data Warehouse||Rivas/Chiu||Watch||8/30/19 In committee: Held under submission.|
|AB 68||Land Use: Accessory Dwelling units||Ting||Oppose 6/25/19||
|AB 516||Authority to remove vehicles||Chiu/Santiago||Oppose 6/25/19||8/30/19 In committee: Held under submission.|
|AB 881||Accessory Dwelling Units||Bloom||Oppose 6/25/19||
|California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act||
AB 1080: Gonzalez
SB 54: Allen
|Support 8/27/19||AB 1080:9/9/19 amended, and re-referred to Committee on Environmental Quality
|AB 1210||Crimes: Package Theft||Low||Support 8/27/19||4/23/19 Hearing postponed by committee|
|AB 1487||San Francisco Bay Area housing development||Chiu||Support if amended 9/3/19||9/6/19 Voted 5-0 that the measure be returned to Senate Floor for consideration|
|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||9/5/19 Ordered to third reading.|
|SB 6||Residential Development: Available Land||Beall||Support 8/27/19||9/6/19 Ordered to third reading.|
|SB 12||Mental Health Services: Youth||
8/30/19 Held in committee and under submission
|SB 13||Accessory Dwelling Units||Wieckowski||Oppose 6/25/19||9/6/19 Ordered to third reading.|
|SB 23||Unlawful Entry of a Vehicle||Wiener||Support 6/25/19||8/30/19 Held in committee and under submission|
|SB 50||Planning and Zoning: Housing Development: Streamlined Approval: Incentives||Wiener||Oppose 4/16/19||6/4/19 Amended, re-referred to Committee on Appropriations|
|SB 330||Housing Crisis Act of 2019||Skinner||9/6/19 Voted 30-4 and ordered to engrossing and enrolling|
|SB 592||Housing Accountability Act||Wiener||Oppose 6/25/19||9/9/19 Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Committee on Local Govt.|
|H.R. 530||Accelerating Broadband development by Empowering Local Communities Act||Eshoo||Support 7/23/19||01/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology|
|S. 2012||Restoring Local Control Over Public Infrastructure Act||Feinstein||Support 7/23/19||06/27/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
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.