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AB-890 Land use: planning and zoning: initiatives.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Medina (A)
Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
Land use: planning and zoning: initiatives.
An act to amend Section 65867.5 of, and to add Sections 65363 and 65850.10 to, the Government Code, relating to land use.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Desk Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/12/18 Stricken from file.
01/03/18 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/15/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/20/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
09/13/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 45. Noes 30. Page 3249.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 890 without my signature.

This bill would require California Environmental Quality Act approval of certain land use decisions that currently are exempt from the Act because a qualified voter initiative on the subject has either been approved by a local governing board or by the voters.

Instead of the piecemeal approach taken in this bill, I prefer a more comprehensive CEQA review, which takes into account both the urgent need for more housing and thoughtful environmental analysis. I hope to work with the author who has shown a steadfast commitment to protecting vulnerable communities from being disproportionately burdened by environmental harms.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.