10 am - 12 pm Thursday, January 18, 2007 Colton Room I/II/III - Level Three Monterey, CA
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 developing programs which impact local and regional governmental actions.
Presiding Dave Gillingham, Chair Dona Crowder, Vice Chair Leslie McBride, Vice Chair Frank Nelson, Executive Committee Liaison Cas Pinkowski, NAR Representative Michon Coleman, GAD Subcommittee Chair
Staff Rick Laezman, Committee Coordinator Melissa Fertig, Local Government AnalystAttendance: In attendance were 63 Committee members, 26 GADs and 22 guests.Agenda Items: All agenda items were discussed as listed.GAD of the Year Award of Excellence Michon Coleman, GAD SubcommitteeChair, introduced Ernie Cowan, GAD for the North San Diego County AOR, as the recipient of the Subcommittee’s GAD of the Year Award of Excellence for 2006.
Info Sharing The following local issues were raised: mansionaization in Santa Cruz County; rent control, condominium conversions and tenancies in common in San Francisco; density bonus in Encinitas; affordability, condo conversions and point-of-sale lead-based paint requirements in San Diego and Coronado; condo conversions in Los Angeles; mansionization and open space restrictions in Fremont; urban growth boundaries in Livermore; condo conversions in Pleasanton; air quality in Region 15; mobilehome rent control and transportation funding in Stanislaus County; private property transfer tax in Region 3; point-of-sale uniform building code compliance in Santa Cruz County; point-of-sale sewer lateral inspections in Newport Beach; ballot box planning in Shasta County; vacation rental in Big Bear; developer fees in Orange County; sales tax in Napa.Housing Assistance Program Specialist Designation Dave Stark, GAD for the Bay East AOR introduced Nancy Rogers, of the NorCal Housing Coalition, who announced the new Housing Assistance Program Specialist Certification Course, a new continuing education course for real estate professionals. The first offering will be in Sacramento on March 16, 2007. For more information, email Nancy Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org.Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 12:05 pm