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Inventory of the California State Senate Housing and Community Development Committee Records
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Series Description


Series 1 Bill Files 1999-2004

Physical Description: 82 file folders


Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session, then numerically by bill number.

Scope and Content Note

Bill Files created by the committee may include bill analyses, amendments and resolutions, author's statements and resolutions, testimony, press releases, editorials and newspaper clippings, correspondence, and committee statements. Most of the bills concerned affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households, such as SB1190, 1999-2000 (community redevelopment in low and moderate income housing) and AB637, 2001-2002 (extending the time periods that low income housing would be available). Other notable bills are SB510, 1999-2000 (appropriating funds to the California Housing Trust Fund), SB948, 1999-2000 (affordable housing developments and provisions for rent control), AB862, 1999-2000 (maintenance responsibility in mobilehome parks), SB1992, 2001-2002 (seismic gas shutoff devices).
The bill files also show the committee's close in involvement with state and local agencies and interest groups such as California Building Industry Association, the League of California Cities, California Association of Realtors, Regional Council of Rural Counties, Rental Housing Association, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, California Redevelopment Association, The Western Center on Law and Poverty, Berkeley Gray Panthers, Golden State Mobilehome Owners League, Inc., Heim, Noack, Kelly and Spahn Governmental Relations, and Califorina Professional Firefighters.
1999-2000: SB453-SB2198 (15ff) LP423:1-15
1999-2000: AB51-AB2933 (20ff) LP423:16-35
2001-2002: SB73-SB1992, SJR6 (12ff) LP423:36-47
2001-2002: AB8-AB2972 (14ff) LP423:48-61
2003-2004: SB54-SB1898 (9ff) LP423:62-70
2003-2004: AB32-AB3033 (12ff) LP423:71-82
See Appendix A for LP numbers.

Series 2 Hearing Files 1999-2004

Physical Description: 18 file folders, 57 audiocassette tapes, 1 videocassette tape


Hearing files are arranged chronologically by date of hearing.

Access Information

Access to audiovisual material requires the production of use copies.

Scope and Content Note

Hearing files include agendas, audiotapes, transcripts, testimony, background reports, and working files for regular session hearings, interim hearings, and joint hearings. Audiotapes have been moved to a cold-storage vault for preservation purposes and separation sheets are included in the hearing file folders to alert the researcher to the existence of the tapes.
The files contain hearings on student housing at University of California, California State University and California Community College campuses, gas pipeline safety, efficient raw material for housing, electrical inspections for marinas, rent control, land use and affordable housing in Orange County, Homeowner Association Foreclosure, restrictions (CCandRs) and homeowner associations, the Jobs-Housing Balance Incentive Grant Program, Federal Section 8 housing, and multifamily rental housing.
See Appendix A in Master Finding Aid at the California State Archives for a list of hearing dates and topics.

Series 3 Correspondence Files 1999-2004

Physical Description: 3 file folders


Correspondence files are arranged chronologically by session.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence includes letters and memoranda written and received by the Committee chairs, members, consultants, staff, and lobbyists. The correspondence documents the wide-ranging interests of the committee including matters regarding housing, homeowner's associations, enterprise zones, and building codes.