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AB-2195 Infill Infrastructure Grant Program of 2019.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/29/2020 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 04, 2020

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2195


Introduced by Assembly Member Maienschein

February 12, 2020


An act relating to housing. to amend Section 53559.1 of, and to add Section 53559.3 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2195, as amended, Maienschein. Housing development incentives. Infill Infrastructure Grant Program of 2019.
Existing law establishes the Infill Infrastructure Grant Program of 2019 which requires the Department of Housing and Community Development, upon appropriation of funds by the Legislature, to establish and administer a grant program to allocate those funds to capital improvement projects that are an integral part of, or necessary to facilitate the development of, a qualifying infill project or qualifying infill area, as those terms are defined, pursuant to specified requirements.
This bill would require the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to create and administer a grant category within the Infill and Infrastructure Grant Program of 2019 that provides grants for capital improvement projects, as defined, that are within one mile of a qualifying infill project and would improve the quality of life in the qualifying infill area.
This bill would subject the grant category established by these provisions to the same application process and review procedures as established in the Infill and Infrastructure Grant Program of 2019. The bill would authorize the department to adopt guidelines for the purposes of administering the program.

Existing law, the Zenovich-Moscone-Chacon Housing and Home Finance Act, generally governs housing and home finance and makes legislative declarations regarding the urgency of affordable housing and defines terms for purposes of the act.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to subsequently amend this bill to include provisions that would incentivize local jurisdictions and developers to include capital assets, such as neighborhood parks, school facilities, and bicycle paths in the undertaking or approval of housing developments.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 53559.1 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

53559.1.
 For the purposes of this part, the following definitions apply:
(a) “Capital improvement project” project,” except as provided in Section 53559.3, means the construction, rehabilitation, demolition, relocation, preservation, acquisition, or other physical improvement of a capital asset, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 16727 of the Government Code, that is an integral part of, or necessary to facilitate the development of, a qualifying infill project or qualifying infill area. Capital improvement projects that may be funded under the grant program established by this part include, but are not limited to, those related to the following:
(1) Water, sewer, or other utility service improvements.
(2) Streets, roads, or transit linkages or facilities, including, but not limited to, related access plazas or pathways, bus or transit shelters, or facilities that support pedestrian or bicycle transit.
(3) Qualifying infill project or qualifying infill area site preparation or demolition.
(4) Sidewalk or streetscape improvements, including, but not limited, the reconstruction or resurfacing of sidewalks and streets or the installation of lighting, signage, or other related amenities.
(b) “Eligible applicant” means either of the following:
(1) A city, county, city and county, or public housing authority that has jurisdiction over a qualifying infill area.
(2) A nonprofit or for-profit developer of a qualifying infill project applying jointly with a city, county, city and county, or public housing authority that has jurisdiction over a qualifying infill area.
(c) “Small jurisdiction” means a county with a population of less than 250,000 as of January 1, 2019, or any city within that county.
(d) “Large jurisdiction” means a county that is not a small jurisdiction, or any city within that county.
(e) “Urbanized area” means an incorporated city or an urbanized area or urban cluster as defined by the United States Census Bureau. For unincorporated areas outside of an urban area or urban cluster, the area must be within a designated urban service area that is designated in the local general plan for urban development and is served by the public sewer and water.
(f) “Urban uses” means any residential, commercial, industrial, public institutional, transit or transportation passenger facility, or retail use, or any combination of those uses.

SEC. 2.

 Section 53559.3 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

53559.3.
 (a) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the department shall create and administer a grant category within the Infill and Infrastructure Grant Program of 2019 that provides grants for capital improvement projects that are within one mile of a qualifying infill project that would improve the quality of life in the qualifying infill area.
(b) (1) Grants awarded pursuant to this section shall be subject to the same application process and application review procedures established in Section 53559 for large jurisdictions and small jurisdictions, as applicable.
(2) The department may adopt guidelines for the purposes of administering the program. The guidelines shall not be subject to the requirements of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(c) For purposes of the grant category established by this section:
(1) “Capital improvement project” means the construction, rehabilitation, demolition, relocation, preservation, acquisition, or other physical improvement of a capital asset, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 16727 of the Government Code that relates to any of the following:
(A) Development or reconstruction of parks and open space.
(B) Water, sewer, or other utility service improvements.
(C) Streets, roads, parking structures, transit linkages, and transit shelters.
(D) Traffic mitigation features.
(E) Sidewalks, streetscape improvements, and active transportation projects.
(F) Libraries.
(G) Public safety facilities.
(H) Electrical and vehicle charging stations.
(2) “Qualifying infill area” and “qualifying infill project” shall mean the same as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 53559.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature subsequently amend this measure to include provisions that would incentivize local jurisdictions and housing developers who are undertaking or approving a housing development project, to concurrently invest in the construction or acquisition of capital assets such as traffic improvements, neighborhood parks, bicycle paths, libraries, school facilities, play areas, community centers, and police or fire stations.