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AB 1156 (Ting) Planning and zoning: general plan: report.

Position:Watch
Status:Senate Transportation and Housing
Summary:
AB 1156, as amended, Ting. Planning and zoning: housing element.
 
The Planning and Zoning Law requires a city or county to adopt a general plan for land use development within its boundaries that includes, among other things, a housing element.  That law requires the housing element to include an analysis and documentation of household characteristics, including level of payment compared to ability to pay, housing characteristics, including overcrowding, and housing stock condition.

By increasing the duties of local planning agencies with respect to the preparation of the report on a city’s or county’s general plan, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

This bill would require the analysis to include documentation on the percentage of residents who pay more than 30% and more than 50% of their income towards the cost of housing. By increasing the duties of local officials, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
 
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
 
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
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Last Updated:April 5, 2018