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CA Legislative Cycle Wraps Up as Governor Signs MTC-Supported Housing Bills
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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The 2019 California legislative cycle wrapped up on October 13 as Governor Newsom signed and vetoed dozens of bills, many of which will impact housing throughout the Bay Area. MTC supported 8 housing-related bills that have recently been passed into law.

Protection, Production & Preservation: MTC Takes Action on Housing Bills
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Monday, June 10, 2019

The 2019 California legislative cycle is in full swing, and MTC has taken positions on a number of bills that could substantially affect the Bay Area housing landscape if passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Newsom this year.

Housing, Earthquake Bills Among Last Signed, Vetoed by Governor Brown
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Governor Brown acted on bills for the final time on September 30, signing into law five housing-related bills that will affect housing production and zoning requirements in the Bay Area, while vetoing two seismic safety bills.

Governor Brown Signs Legislative Package to Help Address California's Housing Needs
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Governor Brown today signed the 15-bill housing package passed by the California Legislature earlier this month.

Housing Bills Advance to the Governor’s Desk
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

A suite of housing bills intended to begin addressing the state’s chronic housing shortage are now on the governor's desk. 

State Legislature Approves Toll Bill, Gives Bay Area Voters Chance to Improve Commute Options
News Release
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bay Area voters will get a chance to take regional mobility issues into their own hands if Gov. Brown signs into law Senate Bill 595, which today was passed by the state Legislature.

MTC Applauds Passage of $52 Billion State Funding Package
News Release
Friday, April 7, 2017

MTC Chair Jake Mackenzie and Vice Chair Scott Haggerty are lauding state Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Chair Jim Beall and Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Jim Frazier for their leadership in securing the Legislature’s passage today of Senate Bill 1.

Bay Area Transportation Leaders Hail New State Funding Proposal
News Release
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Chair Jake Mackenzie and Commission Vice Chair Scott Haggerty today applauded the transportation funding package unveiled by Governor Brown, state Senat

Governor Brown Signs Historic Climate Change Legislation
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Ten years after California adopted the toughest greenhouse gas emission reduction goals in the nation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday strengthened that commitment, signing Senate Bill 32.

Funding Drought Leads to Hot Month for Transportation
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Monday, August 31, 2015

A wave of activity following Governor Brown's call for a special session of the Legislature focused on transportation funding made its way from Sacramento to the Bay Area and MTC's auditorium in Au


MTC-ABAG Housing Legislative Working Group Bill Positions Presentation May 2019.pdf
MTC-ABAG Housing Legislative Working Group Bill Positions Presentation May 2019.pdf (392.39 KB)
Summary of Significant Housing Bills Passed by Legislature in 2017
ABAG_MTCHousing-Bills-Summaries_Handout.pdf (173.14 KB)


MTC 2016 Awards: Assemblyman Kevin Mullin
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Bay Area’s own Assembly Speaker pro Tempore, Kevin Mullin, is the recipient of the 2016 John F.