Legislation Corner

The City Council reviews bills pending in Congress and the California Legislature and takes positions on priority issues and matters that impact the City's ability to operate effectively, promote City interests and protect local authority. This page details bills the City Council has taken positions on.

2021-2022 Legislative Session

The City Council and Staff are tracking a number of bills in the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. Bill text, bill summaries, and position letters with staff reports are linked in the following matrix.

On November 2, 2021, the City Council approved the City's 2022 Legislative Platform (PDF). The platform outlines the policy positions of the City Council on current issues which directly or indirectly impact the City.

On July 6, 2021, the City Council approved the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Housing and Local Land Use Legislative Platform (PDF) via Resolution 2021-31 (PDF).  The platform expresses the City's position for housing and local land use bills and makes preferred solutions for the housing crisis. 

Bill Summaries:

Additional Position Letters:
SB 9 Letter of Opposition (PDF)     SB 9 Letter of Opposition from Peninsula Cities (PDF)
SB 9 Continued Opposition (PDF)
SB 9 Request for Veto (PDF)      SB 9 Coalition Letter from 241 Cities Requesting Veto (PDF)
SB 10 Letter of Opposition (PDF)      SB 10 Letter of Continued Opposition (PDF)
SB 10 Request for Veto (PDF)

Additional Legislative Correspondence:
League of California Cities Letter of Expectations (PDF)  Response From League of California Cities (PDF)
Support for SBCCOG Regional Planner (PDF)
Letter to Cal Cities Requesting Collaboration Regarding the City's Housing and Local Land Use Legislative Platform (PDF)
Support for Cal Cities FY 2022-2023 Budget Request (PDF)
Letter to Governor Newsom, Legislative Leadership, and HCD Director regarding Regional Housing Needs Assessments (PDF)

Positions on Federal Bills
S. 2430 Letter of Support (PDF) S. 2340, the Water Conservation Rebate Tax Parity Act, would exempt rebates recieved by residents for water conservation improvements from federal taxes.
S. 2432 Letter of Support (PDF) S. 2432, the Disaster Mitigation and Tax Parity Act, would exempt rebates received by residents for disaster mitigation improvements from federal taxes.

2019-2020 Legislative Session

The City Council took positions on 26 bills in 2020. The following summarizes the bills and the City's positions: 2020 Legislative Positions (PDF)

Complete bill text is available on the California Legislature's Website.