Housing Legislative Webinars

Housing Elements & Legislative Updates, Erik S. Phillips – October 14, 2019

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In 2017, the California State Legislature passed a number of new laws that affect what local governments are required to do regarding housing.  This webinar summarized the key housing-related bills that were approved and their implications to cities and counties.  SACOG held this webinar on October 31, 2017.  The speakers are Barbara Kautz and Eric Phillips of Goldfarb Lipman LLP.  The session lasts around 75 minutes and includes questions from the live audience.

Housing Legislative Update, Erik S. Phillips – April 15, 2019

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This webinar will provide an overview of the state legislative changes related to housing in the past two legislative sessions.  The focus will be on what local government planners need to know. There will also be a discussion on proposals in the current legislative session.  This session is 1.5 AICP legal credits.  The event is open to local housing planners and APA members. Participants can attend in person or online. For more information, please contact SACOG staff senior planner Greg Chew, (916) 340-6227 or gchew@sacog.org.

2017 California Housing Legislative Webinar – October 31, 2017

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Housing Technical Webinars

The Hidden Barriers in Zoning Codes, Alex Steinberger – May 5, 2020

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On May 5, 2020, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) hosted a webinar featuring Alex Steinberger of Cascadia Partners. This webinar was focused on how details within zoning codes, such as setbacks, lot coverage requirements, parking requirements can impact housing feasibility and affordability.

Finding the Missing Middle: Responding to the Demand for Walkable Living, Daniel Parolek – September 19, 2019

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On September 19 2019, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and Opticos Design collabrated on a discussion on Missing Middle Housing.

Missing Middle Housing is a range of multi-unit or clustered housing types that help meet the growing demand for walkable urban living.  Examples include duplexes, fourplexes, bungalow courts, and mansion apartments that are not bigger than a large house and are compatible in scale with detached single-family homes.  

These dwelling units provide diverse housing choices and generate enough density to support transit and locally-serving commercial amenities. They are integrated throughout most walkable pre-1940s neighborhoods and are often integrated into blocks with primarily single-family homes. Although a common feature in pre-war building stocks, these housing types have become much less common.  This event will look at ways to bring missing middle housing back.  

Daniel Parolek, founder of Opticos Design, is the guest speaker.  Daniel created the concept “Missing Middle Housing” and is a nationally recognized thought leader in architecture, design and urban planning.  He has been a leading practitioner of Form-Based Coding, a revolutionary new approach to development regulation and design.

Making Infill Pencil in the Sacramento Region’s Suburban Corridors, David Garcia – May 16, 2019 

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SACOG and Terner Center for Housing Innovation conducted a housing presentation that details Infill challenges in Suburban area. This presentation is conducted by David Garcia (policy director) of Terner Center for Housing Innovation.