LGR Committee Meeting Notes, January 2006 10 am - 12 pm Thursday, January 26, 2005 Grand Ballroom Salon A/B Mariott Hotel, Anaheim
Mission Statement: The Local Governmental Relations Committee supports the interests of REALTORS® in local governmental affairs. The Committee monitors, analyzes, and recommends policies relating to local and regional issues, and assists REALTORS® in developig programs which impact local and regional governmental actions.
Staff Rick Laezman, Committee Coordinator Erika Andrew, Local Government Analyst
Attendance In attendance were 44 Committee members, 21 GADs and 5 guests.
LGR Priorities It was moved, seconded and carried by the Committee to adopt for 2006 the following goals and objectives as outlined by Chair Mel Wilson:
Implementation of th GADles Working Group's Recommendations
Identify AORs that want GAD coverage
Create a Template for Local Legislative Day
Create an Online Tool Kit (Searchable Database)
Increase the Use of Local IMPAC Funds
Increase C.A.R. Legislative Day participation by 10%
Increase and Document Field Outreach Program
Special Presentation: GAD Award of Excellence GAD Subcommittee Chair Kathy Hayes announced the winner fo the 2005 GAD of the Year Award, as selected by her peers, is Sheryl McKenzie of the Monterey County Association of REALTORS®. Agenda Items All agenda items were discussed as listed. Two items were removed from the agenda: VII. Business License Taxes was tabled until June. X. Guest Speaker, Laura Lee, Cerritos City Councilmember could not attend
Information Sharing Various REALTOR® efforts were highlighted. REALTORS® defeated a rental property inspection in Sacramento. REALTORS® are challenging a growth control majority on the Livermore City Council. REALTORS® defeated a sewer lateral proposal in Santa Baraba.
In addition, the following issues were raised for informational purposes: eminent domain and "thermal curtains" in Region 2; convenyance fees in Placer County; ; greenbelts and the general plan in Stockton; water rights in Lake Arrowhead; wood shake roofs in San Luis Obispo County.