Current Legislative Action
CALED has led the way in teaching economic developers, local elected officials, and state representatives the value of economic development and how it is used to grow businesses, generate revenue to support community development programs, and retain and create quality jobs. CALED provides tools and resources to enrich and empower their communities to build, wealthy, healthy, viable economies. One of the many ways we accomplish this is through legislative action.
As CALED drives further into this legislative session, we are looking to advance our priorities and will continue to work with partners on issues impacting economic development. Some of the major themes in 2019 are around housing affordability, alternatives to redevelopment, incentive programs for economic development, and other economic development strategies.
CALED’s Board of Director’s approved the following legislative priorities for 2020
Legislation focused on the future of Tax Increment Financing
Bills that have significant impact on jurisdictions’ ability to engage in and implement economic development
Seek and champion tools and resources for economic development
Legislative Action Committee Members
The CALED Board of Directors confirmed the creation of our Legislative Action Committee (LAC) and adopted the guiding policy for how this group would review legislation and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. Robert Burris, President and CEO of Solano EDC is the Chair for the LAC. Furthermore, this page includes current bills we have taken a position on and upcoming important legislative events that you should be aware of.
Chair, President & CEO of Solano EDC
Executive Director for Redwood Region Economic Development Commission
Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs for California Business Properties Association (CBPA)
Vice President of Industry Cluster Development for Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
Steven J. Lantsberger, CED; EDFP; HDFP
City Manager, City of West Sacramento
Kendall DeMatteo Levan
Principal Attorney for Kane, Ballmer & Berkman, a law corporation
Economic Development Manager for the City of Vacaville
President and CEO of California Association for Local Economic Development