Meeting Notes--LGR Thursday, October 11, 2007 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Grand Ballroom Salon A/B Anaheim Marriott HotelMissionStatement: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 AnalystIntroductions Chair DavidGillingham introduced the Committee leadership for 2008:
Chair: Leslie McBride, Sutter-Yuba Vice Chair: Maria Elena Banks,OrangeCounty Vice Chair: Timothy Brigham, Big Bear
Government Affairs Directors Update GAD Subcommittee Chair Michon Coleman introduced the 2008 Subcommittee leadership:
Chair: Kay Runnion, Ventura County Coastal Vice Chair: Dave Stark, Bay EastAgenda Items All agenda items were discussed as listed.
Information Sharing The following issues were raised: Voluntary water conservation, landslides, mortgage assistance for police officers in the San Diego region; sidewalk repair at the point-of-sale and mansionization in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills; seismic gas valve shut-off at the point-of-sale in Santa Monica; woodstove retrofits at the point-of-sale, impact fees and the indirect source rule in the South Coast Air Quality Management District; private transfer taxes in Region 3; pot growing in Humboldt County; Proposition 90 in Santa Clara County; creek setbacks and campaign finance reform in Region31; design review in Santa Cruz; public easements for trail access in Marin; conditional use permits in Visalia.