Housing, Community, and Economic Development

The Housing, Community, and Economic Development (HCED) Policy Committee reviews issues related to general plans and zoning, housing, rent control, land use regulation, development fees, building standards, and economic development policy including redevelopment and enterprise zones. 


Policy Committee

Committee Leadership
2022 Chair - Marshall Goodman, Council Member, La Palma

2022 Vice Chair - Dan Wright, Council Member, Stockton

Committee Members
The committee's membership is comprised of representatives from each of the Cal Cities professional departments, regional divisions, and caucuses, and appointments by the Cal Cities president.

  • Marshall Goodman, Council Member, La Palma (Chair; Presidential Appointment)
  • Dan Wright, Council Member, Stockton (Vice Chair; Presidential Appointment)
  • Susan Cola, Asst. City Attorney, Santa Monica (City Attorneys Department)
  • Holly Charléty, City Clerk, El Cerrito (City Clerks Department)
  • Thaddeus McCormack, City Manager, Lakewood (City Managers Department)
  • Adam Loeser, Fire Chief, Brea/Fullerton (Fire Chiefs Department)
  • Barbara Whitehorn, Finance Director, San Bernardino (Fiscal Officers Department)
  • Sharon Springer, Council Member, Burbank (Mayors and Council Members Department)
  • LaTanya Bellow, Interim Deputy City Manager, Berkeley (Personnel and Employee Relations Department)
  • Debbie Chamberlin, Community Services Director, San Ramon (Planning and Community Development Department)
  • Kelly Gordon, Police Chief, Monterey Park (Police Chiefs Department)
  • Ken Berkman, Director of Public Works, Burbank (Public Works Officers Department)
  • Ben Cantu, Mayor, Manteca (Central Valley Division)
  • Tony Madrigal, Council Member, Modesto (Central Valley Division)
  • Claudia Bill-de la Pena, Mayor, Thousand Oaks (Channel Counties Division)
  • Alice Patino, Mayor, Santa Maria (Channel Counties Division)
  • Art Bishop, Council Member, Apple Valley (Desert Mountain Division)
  • Scott Nassif, Council Member, Apple Valley (Desert Mountain Division)
  • Dan Kalb, Council Member, Oakland (East Bay Division)
  • Lisa Motoyama, Mayor Pro Tem, El Cerrito (East Bay Division)
  • Ray Casey, City Manager, Yucaipa (Inland Empire Division)
  • Paul Leon, Mayor, Ontario (Inland Empire Division)
  • Gary Boyer, Mayor Pro Tem , Glendora (Los Angeles County Division)
  • Laura McCorkindale, Mayor Pro Tem , Hidden Hills (Los Angeles County Division)
  • Ian Ogelsby, Mayor, Seaside (Monterey Bay Division)
  • Anna Velazquez, Mayor, Soledad (Monterey Bay Division)
  • Denise Athas, Council Member, Novato (North Bay Division)
  • Beth Painter, Council Member, Napa (North Bay Division)
  • John Taylor, Mayor, San Juan Capistrano (Orange County Division)
  • Connor Traut, Mayor, Buena Park (Orange County Division)
  • Liang Chao, Vice Mayor, Cupertino (Peninsula Division)
  • John McKay, Council Member, Morgan Hill (Peninsula Division)
  • Leslie Castellano, Council Member, Eureka (Redwood Empire Division)
  • Stacey Mattina, Mayor Pro Tem , Lakeport (Redwood Empire Division)
  • Wes Speake, Mayor, Corona (Riverside County Division)
  • Armando Villa, City Manager, Menifee (Riverside County Division)
  • Erin Resner, Mayor, Redding (Sacramento Valley Division)
  • Joan Smith Freeman, Council Member, Yreka (Sacramento Valley)
  • Elyse Lowe, Development Services Director, San Diego (San Diego County Division)
  • Joy Lyndes, Council Member, Encinitas (San Diego County Division)
  • Vong Mouanoutoua, Council Member, Clovis (South San Joaquin Valley Division)
  • Brett Taylor, Council Member, Visalia (South San Joaquin Valley Division)
  • Porsche Middleton, Vice Mayor, Citrus Heights (African American Caucus)
  • Shawn Kumagai, Council Member, Dublin (Asian Pacific Islander Division)
  • Ulises Cabrera, Council Member, Moreno Valley (Latino Caucus)
  • Tyller Williamson, Vice Mayor, Monterey (LGBTQ Caucus)
  • Julie Testa, Council Member, Pleasanton (Women’s Caucus)
  • CALBO*
  • Helen Dyda, PIO/Public Affairs & Communications, Roseville (CAPIO)
  • Will Fuentes, Finance Director, Campbell (CSMFO)
  • Afshan Hamid, Planning Manager, Moraga (MMANC)
  • PJ Gagajena, Asst. City Manager, Moorpark (MMASC)
  • Harry Black, City Manager, Stockton (Presidential Appointment)
  • Ross Chun, Mayor, Aliso Viejo (Presidential Appointment)
  • Eleassia Davis, Council Member, Tracy (Presidential Appointment)
  • Matthew Downing, Community Dev. Dir., Pismo Beach (Presidential Appointment)
  • Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Mayor, Alameda (Presidential Appointment)
  • Christy Holstege, Mayor, Palm Springs (Presidential Appointment)
  • Cecilia Hupp, Mayor Pro Tem, Brea (Presidential Appointment)
  • Mark Lazzaretto, City Manager, San Gabriel (Presidential Appointment)
  • Sue Long, Mayor, Fortuna (Presidential Appointment)
  • Trish Munro, Council Member, Livermore (Presidential Appointment)
  • Ray Pearl, Council Member, Westlake Villge (Presidential Appointment)
  • Victor Sanchez, Council Member, Bellflower (Presidential Appointment)
  • Maureen Toms, Council Member, Pinole (Presidential Appointment)
  • Amy Worth, Council Member, Orinda (Presidential Appointment)
  • Kenneth Maxey, Director of Government Affairs, Comcast (League Partner)*
  • Alyssa Stinson, Regional Government Affairs Manager, Expedia (League Partner)*

*Non-voting member

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Meeting Agendas and Highlights
The Housing, Community, and Economic Development Policy Committee will meet virtually in 2022 on the following dates and times:

Resources for Cities

By Housing, Community, and Economic Development Issue

Blueprint for More Housing 2020

Affordably priced homes are out of reach for many people and housing is not being built fast enough to meet the current or projected needs of people living in the state. Cities lay the groundwork for housing by planning and zoning new projects in their communities, but they cannot solve the housing crisis alone. 

For more than a year, Cal Cities proactively worked with city leaders on solutions to the housing crisis. In February 2020, the Cal Cities Board of Directors overwhelmingly supported a bold housing production proposal that, if fully implemented, will lay the foundation for the immediate production of much-needed housing across all income levels. 




California Grants Portal

The California Grants Portal (a project by the California State Library) is your one destination to find all grants and loans offered on a competitive or first-come basis by California state agencies. 

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Contact Staff

Rhine, Jason
Jason Rhine
Assistant Director, Legislative Affairs
(916) 658-8264

Curious why Cal Cities supports or opposes certain bills or measures? Advocacy efforts are determined by Annual Conference Resolutions or the  Existing Policy and Guiding Principles.