View Video of ABAG and CSAC Legislative Workshop

More than 50 elected officials, legislators, and staff members attended the ABAG and CSAC Legislative Workshop on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

Speakers included:

Assemblymember Richard Gordon, Rules Committee, Chair

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins

Assemblymember Bill Dodd, Agriculture Committee, Chair

Lisa Bates, Deputy Director, State Department of Housing and Community Development

Assemblymember David Chiu, Housing and Community Development, Chair

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, Select Committee on Regional Planning, Chair

Senator Mike McGuire, Human Services Committee, Chair

Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Transportation Committee, Chair

Workshop speakers highlighted the critical need for housing and disaster resilience and emphasized their work on these important issues and the need to continue to work collaboratively. Speakers underscored that elected officials and legislators will continue to work toward meeting the needs for affordable housing in the region.

Assembly Speaker Atkins underscored the importance of advocacy. Assebmlymember Thurmond noted that he welcomed input from elected officials regarding the newly formed Select Committee on Regional Planning in which he is chair. To hear these and other Legislative Workshop speakers, click here