CASA Bay Area

Latest list of CASA Bills from the League of California Cities
































 CASA Background











CASA Compact Element #

Related Bills

  1.  Just Cause Eviction

AB 1481 — Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) Tenancy.

  2.  Rent Cap

AB 36 — Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) Affordable housing: rental prices.

  3.  Legal Counsel [for tenants]

SB 18 — Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) Keep Californians Housed Act.

4.  ADUs 

AB 68 — Philip Ting (D-San Francisco) Land use: accessory dwelling units.
SB 13 — Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) Accessory dwelling units.

  5. Minimum Zoning

SB 50 — Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) Planning and zoning: housing development: equitable communities incentive.
SB 4 — Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) Housing.

  6.  Good Government

AB 1483 — Tim Grayson (D-Concord) Housing development project applications: reporting.
AB 1484 — Tim Grayson (D-Concord) Mitigation Fee Act: housing developments.
SB 330 — Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) Housing Crisis Act of 2019.

  7. Streamlining     

AB 1485 — Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) Housing development: streamlining.
SB 6 Jim Beall (D-San Jose)/Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) Residential development: available land.

  8.  Public Lands

AB 1486 — Philip Ting (D-San Francisco) Local agencies: surplus land.

  9.  Funding the Regional Housing  Enterprise       

AB 1487 — David Chiu (D-San Francisco) Land use: housing element.
SB 5 — Jim Beall (D-San Jose)/Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) Local-State Sustainable Investment Incentive Program.
AB 11 — David Chiu (D-San Francisco) Community Redevelopment Law of 2019.
ACA 1 — Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) Local government financing: affordable housing and public infrastructure: voter approval.

 10. Regional Housing Enterprise

AB 1487 — David Chiu (D-San Francisco) Land use: housing element.

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Background – CASA, The Committee to House the Bay Area

CASA is a committee formed under the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the Bay Area “to identify and act upon game-changing regional solutions to the Bay Area’s chronic housing affordability challenges.”  Link To CASA webpage

In Dec 2018 the Committee issued a report, known as the CASA Compact – LINK

The recommendations in this report are 10 elements that are intended to influence actions by the region and the state and are likely to result in legislation in 2019, and beyond. Legislators have been coordinating with the MTC, and many believe that Scott Weiner’s SB 50 is the leading edge of the expected legislation.

Investigative journalist Zelda Bronstein explained CASA in a meeting hosted by Livable California. The video of her presentation “The Politics of CASA and a Warning to the Bay Area” is linked here: – LINK

Peter Cohen of CCHO commented in an op-ed published by the San Francisco Examiner entitled “CASA: The most important housing deal you’ve never heard of” and linked here: – LINK

Livable California sees some major weaknesses in the process and the Compact which are addressed here: LINK


 Zelada Broanstein, 48hills “Developer-MTC-Coup”

Bob Silvestri, The Marin Post, Series part 1.
Bob Silvestri, The Marin Post, Series part 2.

Bob Silvestri, The Marin Post, Series part 3.

To watch and listen to what MTC Commissioners who voted to OPPOSE the CASA Compact had to say, see these videos, courtesy of former Emeryville mayor/City Council member and videographer Ken Bukowski:

MTC- CASA Vote Carol Dutra-Vernaci (Alameda Cities) Dec 19/201819  (6.5 Min) 

MTC- CASA Vote Damon Connolly (Marin County) Dec 19 2018 (6 Min)

MTC CASA Vote – Jeanie Bruins (Santa Clara Cities) Dec 19 2018 (8 Min) 

MTC- Full Mereting Dec 19 2018 (3.5 Min

Opposition Comment Letters -12/19/18 MTC Meeting

Berkeley letter

Cupertino letter

Los Altos letter

Los Gatos letter

Palo Alto letter

Santa Clara letter

Sunnyvale letter

Media Coverage

12/19/18 “Good, bad in much-needed plan for Bay Area housing crisis” –LINK

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