The recent state legislative session brings many changes to housing laws statewide. Several new laws impact California jurisdictions' housing processes. Staff from Goldfarb & Lipman LLP discussed some of the most significant legislation and what it means for jurisdictions.
DISCLAIMER: These documents are intended solely as a technical overview of new housing-related legislation. They are not intended to serve as legal advice regarding any jurisdiction's specific policies or any proposed housing development project. Local staff should consult with their city attorney or county counsel before taking any action to implement these changes.
Slide deck for the 2022 New Housing Laws Webinar.
This document was prepared for the Regional Housing Technical Assistance program to be shared with local planning staff. It includes a summary of significant housing legislation that was passed in the 2022 legislative session and subsequently signed into law by Governor Newsom. All bills become effective on January 1, 2023, unless otherwise noted.
This chart includes potential action items and job impacts for several housing laws passed in 2022.
This checklist contains potential action steps for the most common requirements based on new housing laws passed in 2022. There are other requirements that are not listed here, so be sure to review the laws in more detail. This document does not cover AB 2011/SB 6 as well as a number of bills that impact fewer jurisdictions. This checklist is meant to be used in conjunction with the 2022 New Legislation Summary and Action Item and Issue Spotting Chart posted above.