Real Estate Issues

Local Issues

Location:  Monterey Park

Issue: Zoning Restrictions 

Summary: On July 19, 2017, the City Council will consider the proposed code amendments to sections of Title 21 (zoning regulations) of the Monterey Park Municipal Code relating to Accessory Dwelling Units. 

Location:  Monterey Park

Issue: Affordable Housing Programs 

Summary: On July 5, 2017, the City Council will consider the adoption of the draft 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan as required by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME lnvestment Partnership Act (HOME) programs. 


Location:  Monterey Park

Water Restrictions
Summary: On May 18, 2016, the City Council will receive an update on the drought, water conservation and the Governor’s new Executive Order.
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Location:  Monterey Park
Issue: Affordable Housing Programs

Summary: On May 18, 2016, the City Council will consider waiving second reading of and adopting an ordinance adding a new Chapter 3.110, “Development Impact Fees,” to Title 3 of the Municipal Code for the purpose of imposing fees on applicants seeking to construct development projects.
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Location: Monterey Park
Issue: Zoning Restrictions
Summary: On March 8, 2016, the Monterey Park City Council will consider on second reading the adoption of an ordinance amending specific sections of Title 21 (Zoning Regulations) of the Municipal Code.

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Location:  San Gabriel
Issue: Comprehensive Plan/General Plan, Housing Element
Summary: On April 19, 2016, the City Council will receive the 2015 General Plan Housing Element Implementation Annual Progress Report for the period January 2015 to December 2015 and direct staff to send the document to the State Governor’s Office of Planning and the Department of Housing and Community Development.
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Location: Temple City
Issue: Las Tunas Drive Revitalization
Summary: The City Council voted unanimously on February 11, 2016 to not move forward with any of the previously discussed design options for Las Tunas Drive and to leave the current roadway configuration in place.  The Council asked staff to return at a later date with information about alternative revitalization strategies for Las Tunas Drive that do not involve any changes to the roadway configuration.  Staff anticipates presenting these strategies to the Council in the spring.

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Pasadena Star-News

Location:  Los Angeles County

Issue: Comprehensive Plan/General Plan
Summary: On March 22, 2016 the Board of Supervisors will consider the General Plan Annual Progress Report and Housing Element Progress Report for 2015, which describes the status of the County’s General Plan and Housing Element and progress in its implementation, the County’s progress in meeting its share of the regional housing needs and its efforts to remove governmental constraints to the maintenance, improvement and development of housing; and instruct the Director of Planning to submit the reports to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and the State Department of Housing and Community Development by April 1, 2016.

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Location:  Los Angeles County
Issue: Water Restrictions
Summary: On April 5, 2016, the Board of Supervisors will consider instructing the Director of Public Works, in coordination with the County’s Cities, local water agencies, business stakeholders, non-profit organizations, School Districts and other regional stakeholders, to design and develop and report back to the Board within 45 days with necessary actions, timeline, budget for developing a Drought Resiliency Work Plan to increase drought preparedness and local water self-reliance, improve water quality to protect public health and advance our communities’ ability to adapt to the effects of climate change, designed to implement projects that improve capture of water from all sources to augment local water supply, improve water quality and include geographically distributed, multi-benefit projects that improve water management while also providing community amenities such as river parkways, green space and habitat, and additionally, reflect, but not necessarily be lim ited to, the region’s water infrastructure needs identified in existing planning documents, including existing flood control district plans, integrated water resource management plans, watershed management plans and enhanced watershed management plans. 

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C.A.R. Ordinance Watch is published by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, a trade association representing more than 175,000 REALTORS® statewide. 

State Issues


C.A.R.'s State Legislative Issues Report (SLIR) provides a foundation for policy development. The SLIR outlines C.A.R.'s existing policy for a variety of topics, and contains detailed information on legislation introduced by the State Legislature within the last five years.

State Legislative Issues Report 2016  PDF document 

National Issues

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