Bay Area Metro Center  
375 Beale Street  
San Francisco, CA 94105  
Meeting Agenda  
Joint MTC ABAG Legislation Committee  
David Canepa, Chair  
Jesse Arreguin, Vice Chair  
Eddie Ahn, Ken Carlson, Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Pat Eklund,  
Dave Hudson, Matt Mahan, Stephanie Moulton-Peters,  
Sue Noack, David Rabbitt, Belia Ramos, James P. Spering,  
Aaron Tiedemann, Vacant, and Vacant  
Non-Voting Member  
Dorene M. Giacopini  
Friday, May 12, 2023  
9:45 AM  
Board Room - 1st Floor  
This meeting shall consist of a simultaneous teleconference call at the following location(s):  
City of Novato, City Administrative Offices, Baget Conference Room, 922 Machin Ave, Novato,  
CA 94945  
Napa County Administration Building, CEO Office, Crystal Conference Room, 1195 Third  
Street, Suite 310, Napa, CA 94559  
Pinole Public Library, 2935 Valley Road, Pinole, CA 94564  
Meeting attendees may opt to attend in person for public comment and observation at 375  
Beale Street, Board Room (1st Floor). In-person attendees must adhere to posted public  
health protocols while in the building. The meeting webcast will be available at  
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1. Call to Order / Roll Call / Confirm Quorum  
Quorum: A quorum of this body shall be a majority of its regular voting members (8).  
2. Consent Calendar  
Approval of Joint MTC ABAG Legislation Committee Minutes of the April  
14, 2023 Meeting  
Committee Approval  
Assembly Bill 1053 (Gabriel): Multifamily Housing Program Construction  
Allows developers who receive a state Multifamily Housing Program award  
to access the financing before a development’s construction phase instead  
of taking out a more expensive private loan for construction.  
Support / ABAG Executive Board Approval  
Support / MTC Commission Approval  
Julie Snyder  
Washington, D.C. Legislative Update  
Report on key legislative, funding and political developments over the past  
month from Washington, D.C. prepared by the Summit Strategies team.  
Georgia Gann Dohrmann  
Legislative History  
Detailed list of bills the ABAG and MTC are tracking in Sacramento,  
including those ABAG or MTC supports or opposes.  
Georgia Gann Dohrmann  
3. Regional and State Legislation  
Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-24 State Budget Update  
Update on FY 2023-24 State Budget Negotiations, including an overview  
of the May Revise and advocacy related to transit operating assistance.  
Rebecca Long  
Public Opinion Poll Research Findings  
Analysis of the poll conducted by EMC Research, Inc. (EMC), which  
examined voter opinions on potential transportation and housing funding  
measures, general concerns, and priorities and perceptions of  
transportation (and public transit in particular) to help inform future regional  
transportation measures enabling legislation.  
Rebecca Long  
Assembly Bill 817 (Pacheco): Brown Act Teleconferencing Reform  
Expands remote meeting options for non-decision-making local legislative  
bodies - including advisory boards - that do not take final action.  
Support / ABAG Executive Board Approval  
Support / MTC Commission Approval  
Georgia Gann Dohrmann  
Assembly Bill 1335 (Zbur): Population Forecasting for Long Range Plans  
Prescribes new population forecasting methodology for the regional  
transportation plan (RTP)/sustainable communities’ strategies (SCS).  
Oppose / ABAG Executive Board Approval  
Oppose / MTC Commission Approval  
Georgia Gann Dohrmann  
4. Public Comment / Other Business  
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5. Adjournment / Next Meeting  
The next meeting of the Joint MTC ABAG Legislation Committee will be held on  
Friday, June 9, 2023 at 9:45 a.m. at the Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, San  
Francisco, CA, and other remote locations. Any changes to the schedule will be duly  
noticed to the public.  
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Manual (Resolution No. 1058, Revised) if, in the chair's judgment, it is necessary to maintain the orderly  
flow of business.  
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such removal, the members of the Committee may direct that the meeting room be cleared (except for  
representatives of the press or other news media not participating in the disturbance), and the session  
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