Bay Area Metro Center  
375 Beale Street  
San Francisco, CA 94105  
Meeting Agenda  
Joint MTC ABAG Legislation Committee  
Jesse Arreguin, Chair  
Vacant, Vice Chair  
Eddie Ahn, David Canepa, Carol Dutra-Vernaci,  
Pat Eklund, Victoria Fleming, Dave Hudson, Matt Mahan,  
Alfredo Pedroza, David Rabbitt, Belia Ramos,  
Jim Spering, Sheng Thao, Vacant, Vacant, and Vacant  
Non-Voting Members  
Dorene M. Giacopini and Vacant  
Friday, February 10, 2023  
9:45 AM  
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accordance with Assembly Bill 361’s (Rivas) provisions allowing remote meetings, this  
meeting will be accessible via webcast, teleconference, and Zoom for all participants.  
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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 (7).  
2. Consent Calendar  
Approval of Joint MTC ABAG Legislation Committee Minutes of the  
January 13, 2023 Meeting  
Committee Approval  
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. State Legislation  
2023 State Legislative Session Update  
Overview of the legislative landscape in Sacramento as it relates to the  
MTC/ABAG 2023 Advocacy Program and an update on key committee  
leadership changes.  
Georgia Gann Dohrmann  
Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1 (Aguiar-Curry): Voter Threshold  
for Local Infrastructure Bonds and Taxes  
Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 1 would lower to 55 percent  
the voter approval threshold for local bonds and special taxes for  
affordable housing, transportation, resilience and other public  
Support and Seek Amendment / ABAG Executive Board Approval  
Support and Seek Amendment / MTC Commission Approval  
Georgia Gann Dohrmann  
Assembly Bill 84 (Ward): Property Tax Welfare Exemption  
Provides upfront savings on affordable housing developments by  
revising the welfare tax exemption from a rebate to upfront savings.  
Support / ABAG Executive Board Approval  
Support / MTC Commission Approval  
Julie Snyder  
4. Federal Legislation  
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  
Georgia Gann Dohrmann  
5. Public Comment / Other Business  
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dial *6.  
6. Adjournment / Next Meeting  
The next meeting of the Joint MTC ABAG Legislation Committee will be held on  
Friday, March 10, 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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Section 3.09 of MTC's Procedures 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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