City of Cupertino’s Legislative Agenda
The City of Cupertino recognizes the need for an active legislative advocacy program focused on protecting and enhancing the interests of Cupertino’s residents and businesses. Staff monitors and reviews legislative advocacy efforts being undertaken by the League of California Cities. The League actively engages in legislative lobbying efforts at the State level on behalf of local municipalities. Cupertino actively monitors state legislation and takes appropriate action, when required, to protect the city’s interests and local legislative authority. Our legislative efforts include researching and monitoring state bills, preparing letters and related communications in response to proposed legislation, and working with our legislative representatives to promote the interests of our community.
The City of Cupertino's 2018 Legislative Platform is comprised of guiding principles that provide a framework for Cupertino’s regional, state, and federal legislative priorities. Going forward, 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 can be found here.
Two year Legislative Session ended on September 15. Below are bills that Council has taken a formal position on.
|SB1||Transportation Funding||Beall||Support 1/24/17||Approved by Governor 4/28/17|
|SB2||Affordable Housing||Atkin||Support 3/7/17||Approved by Governor 9/29/17|
|SB3||Affordable Housing||Beall||Support 3/7/17||Approved by Governor 9/29/17|
|SB 231||Stormwater Stewardship||Hertzberg||Support 5/2/17||Approved by Governor 10/6/17|
|SB 649||Small Cell By-Right||Hueso||Oppose 6/6/17||Vetoed by Governor 10/15/17|
|SB 35||By-Right Housing||Wiener||Oppose 6/21/16||Approved by Governor 9/29/17|
|AB 262||Buy Clean CA||Bonta||Support 8/15/17||Approved by Governor 10/15/17|
City of Cupertino’s Legislation Support/Opposition Letters