The APA California Policy and Legislation Program is a comprehensive strategy to influence public policy as it relates to planning issues and support efforts to promote excellence in planning across California. The Legislative Program is overseen by the APA California Vice President for Policy and Legislation and administered by the APA California’s Lobbying firm, Stefan/George Associates. The purpose of the program is to monitor and influence the drafting of planning legislation and regulations in the State of California, to inform the planning community of the impacts of new planning legislation and regulations, to actively participate in APA’s National Policy and Legislative Programs, and to monitor and participate in important court cases related to planning issues through filing “friends of the court” briefs.
APA California’s Legislative Review Team is composed of volunteer APA California members including public and private sector planners with a wide range of experience, and students. The team includes members from all eight of the Chapter’s local Sections, as well as each Section’s elected Legislative Representative.
OC-APA Legislative Update.
The Orange Section hosts an annual legislative update that recaps the most important bills passed during the prior year's legislative cycle. The panel of experts highlight bills and other recent legislative developments with a particular impact on Orange County.
Copy of 2022 Legislative Update PowerPoint Presentation: