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Protection, Production & Preservation: MTC Takes Action on Housing Bills
Top Stories
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.

Local Government Working Group To Advise MTC, ABAG on Housing Legislation
News Release
Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) this week approved the appointment of the first slate of local government officials to the newly-formed Housing Legislative Working Group, which wil

Housing, Earthquake Bills Among Last Signed, Vetoed by Governor Brown
Top Stories
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
Top Stories
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
Top Stories
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.

Governor Brown Signs Historic Climate Change Legislation
Top Stories
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.

Governor Signs MTC-backed Bill Requiring Auto Dealers to Install Vehicle License Plates at Point of Sale
News Release
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Law enforcement will have an easier time catching toll evaders and other law-breakers thanks to MTC-supported legislation that requires car dealers to install temporary vehicle license plates on al

Funding Drought Leads to Hot Month for Transportation
Top Stories
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

Documents

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)
2019 Final Advocacy Program
2019_Final_Advocacy_Program.pdf (243.94 KB)
2018 Final Joint Advocacy Program
2018_Final_Joint_Advocacy_Program.pdf (117.04 KB)
Summary of Significant Housing Bills Passed by Legislature in 2017
ABAG_MTCHousing-Bills-Summaries_Handout.pdf (173.14 KB)

Media

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

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