Bill Text

PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

AB-1118 Land use: general plan: livability issues for older adults.(2019-2020)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 06/12/2019 09:00 PM
AB1118:v98#DOCUMENT

Amended  IN  Senate  June 12, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1118


Introduced by Assembly Member Blanca Rubio

February 21, 2019


An act to amend Section 65040.2 of the Government Code, relating to land use.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1118, as amended, Blanca Rubio. Land use: general plan: livability issues for older adults.
Existing law requires the Office of Planning and Research to implement various long-range planning and research policies and goals that are intended to, among other things, encourage the formation and proper functioning of local entities and, in connection with those responsibilities, to adopt guidelines for the preparation and content of the mandatory elements required in city and county general plans.
This bill would require the office, commencing January 1, 2020, upon the next revision of the guidelines, to amend the guidelines to include elements of the domains of livability developed by the World Health Organization that specifically address livability issues for older adults. apply, on behalf of the State of California, to join the Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities sponsored by the AARP.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 This act shall be known as the Age-Friendly California Act of 2019.

SECTION 1.SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that the state can enhance its ability to meet the needs of older adults in the community planning process by designating the state a livable state for all ages and abilities and by becoming a member of the national AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

SEC. 2.SEC. 3.

 Section 65040.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

65040.2.
 (a) In connection with its responsibilities under subdivision (l) of Section 65040, the office shall develop and adopt guidelines for the preparation of and the content of the mandatory elements required in city and county general plans by Article 5 (commencing with Section 65300) of Chapter 3. For purposes of this section, the guidelines prepared pursuant to Section 50459 of the Health and Safety Code shall be the guidelines for the housing element required by Section 65302. In the event that additional elements are hereafter required in city and county general plans by Article 5 (commencing with Section 65300) of Chapter 3, the office shall adopt guidelines for those elements within six months of the effective date of the legislation requiring those additional elements.
(b) The office may request from each state department and agency, as it deems appropriate, and the department or agency shall provide, technical assistance in readopting, amending, or repealing the guidelines.
(c) The guidelines shall be advisory to each city and county in order to provide assistance in preparing and maintaining their respective general plans.
(d) The guidelines shall contain the guidelines for addressing environmental justice matters developed pursuant to Section 65040.12.
(e) The guidelines shall contain advice including recommendations for best practices to allow for collaborative land use planning of adjacent civilian and military lands and facilities. The guidelines shall encourage enhanced land use compatibility between civilian lands and any adjacent or nearby military facilities through the examination of potential impacts upon one another.
(f) The guidelines shall contain advice for addressing the effects of civilian development on military readiness activities carried out on all of the following:
(1) Military installations.
(2) Military operating areas.
(3) Military training areas.
(4) Military training routes.
(5) Military airspace.
(6) Other territory adjacent to those installations and areas.
(g) By March 1, 2005, the guidelines shall contain advice, developed in consultation with the Native American Heritage Commission, for consulting with California Native American tribes for all of the following:
(1) The preservation of, or the mitigation of impacts to, places, features, and objects described in Sections 5097.9 and 5097.993 of the Public Resources Code.
(2) Procedures for identifying through the Native American Heritage Commission the appropriate California Native American tribes.
(3) Procedures for continuing to protect the confidentiality of information concerning the specific identity, location, character, and use of those places, features, and objects.
(4) Procedures to facilitate voluntary landowner participation to preserve and protect the specific identity, location, character, and use of those places, features, and objects.
(h) Commencing January 1, 2009, but no later than January 1, 2014, upon the next revision of the guidelines pursuant to subdivision (j), the office shall prepare or amend guidelines for a legislative body to accommodate the safe and convenient travel of users of streets, roads, and highways in a manner that is suitable to the rural, suburban, or urban context of the general plan, pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 65302.
(1) In developing guidelines, the office shall consider how appropriate accommodation varies depending on its transportation and land use context, including urban, suburban, or rural environments.
(2) The office may consult with leading transportation experts including, but not limited to, bicycle transportation planners, pedestrian planners, public transportation planners, local air quality management districts, and disability and senior mobility planners.
(i) Commencing January 1, 2020, upon the next revision of the guidelines pursuant to subdivision (j), the office shall amend the guidelines to include elements of the domains of livability developed by the World Health Organization that specifically address livability issues for older adults. shall, on behalf of the State of California, apply to join the Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities sponsored by the AARP.
(j) The office shall provide for regular review and revision of the guidelines established pursuant to this section.