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.
Current Action in the Legislature
Resources for Cities
by Housing, Community, and Economic Development Issue
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.
- U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
- H.U.D. Homelessness Assistance webpage
- Mayors Challenge to End Homeless Veteran Homelessness
The committee's membership is comprised of representatives from each of the Cal Cities professional departments and regional divisions.
- Thursday, January 14, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 15, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 3, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 15, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
City Clerks Roundtable
October 27, 2021 1:30 PMRegister
Join us for a City Clerks Roundtable Discussion.
Topics for discussion will include:
- Coming soon!
Roundtable conversations are member-driven. If you have topics or questions you’d like to discuss at this roundtable, let us know. If you have another topic related to parks and recreation you’d like to discuss, contact Zach Seals.
Roundtable Discussions are available as an exclusive member benefit and are open to Cal Cities member cities only. Discussions are member-driven and will not be recorded. For more information on Roundtable Discussions, please email Meghan McKelvey. For questions specific to registration, please contact Cal Cities’ Registrar, Megan Dunn.
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.