Legislative Outreach Alerts

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Legislative Outreach Alerts

When priority issues need membership feedback and support, CALBO will call on our membership to engage their own representatives to address local needs. When bills are heard in policy or fiscal committees, members of the Legislature will look to their own constituency and subject matter experts to provide concrete arguments. CALBO member letters and comments are always appreciated as they give valuable background and evidence, which help legislators during these critical hearings. 

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Member Call to Action: Urge your Local Assemblymember to Vote NO on SB 897
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The CALBO Legislative Committee needs YOUR HELP in informing the California Legislature about some of the probable and unintended consequences of SB 897 regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) in California. SB 897 by Senator Wieckowski would remove the ability of a local building department or enforcement agency to designate an occupancy change in the local building code for newly constructed and unpermitted ADUs. 

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CEC Releases $20M Grant Program for Local Building Departments

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has just released a $20M grant program tailored to local jurisdictions looking to adopt an automated permitting system for residential solar energy systems.  CALBO’s Legislative Committee has been working to ensure the availability of funds to local building departments as the push for online permitting for green energy technology has become an annual discussion in Sacramento. As you may recall from last year, CALBO supported a budget appropriation for these funding opportunities and this program is a result