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
2024 Chair - Yvonne Martinez Beltran, Council Member, Morgan Hill

2024 Vice Chair - Wes Speake, Council Member, Corona

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.

2024 Policy Committee membership roster.

Learn how to join a Policy Committee.

Meeting Agendas and Highlights
The Housing, Community, and Economic Development Policy Committee will meet in 2024 on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, March 22, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel
    Agenda |   Highlights
  • Friday, June 21, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
      2023 Meetings

      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. 

      Upcoming Events


      October 16-18, 2024
      Annual Conference and Expo


      December 11-13, 2024
      City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar


      December 11-12, 2024
      Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar

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      Take Action

      Our advocacy efforts are strongest when joined by the voices of city leaders. Visit the action center for a list of current priority legislative bills and proposals, and sample letters of support or opposition.


      Make your voice heard

      Contact Staff

      Brady Guertin
      Legislative Affairs, Lobbyist, Housing, Community, and Economic Development

      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.