The 2023 California Legislative Roundup: Insights into Sacramento

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The 2023 California Legislative Roundup: Insights into Sacramento

October 19, 2023 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am

Thursday, October 19th, 2023
Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard, Culver City

7:45 am – 9:30 am PDT

Doors open at 7:45 for registration, breakfast and networking.
Panel from 8:30 am – 9:30 am

RSVP Required!

In recent years, the California legislature has become increasingly bold about wielding the power of state law to address the housing crisis and other land use matters. This year, the legislature yet again considered dozens of bills with major impacts on planning and development statewide and, especially, in urban areas like Los Angeles.

It is sending the vast majority of them to the governor’s desk, for signature or veto by October 14. This year’s session was marked by bills addressing critical issues such as housing, CEQA reform, single-stairway buildings, independent redistricting for the Los Angeles City Council, orphaned oil and gas wells, limits on water usage, and a speeding cameras pilot program.

Join us for an engaging and informative panel discussion to review the significant legislation passed—and not passed—in the 2023 session. This event aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest legislative changes and their impact on our communities and cities. Whether you are a government official, urban planner, developer, or community advocate, this discussion is essential for understanding how recent legislation will impact your work and our communities.

Justin Adams, Senior Economist, LAEDC Institute for Applied Economics
Matthew Glesne, Senior City Planner, Los Angeles City Planning
Konstantin Hatcher, Senior Director of Community Impact, CA YIMBY

Elisa Paster, Managing Partner, Rand Paster Nelson

Registration Fees
$50 Members
$65 Non-Members
$10 Student Members & Retired Members
$15 Student Non-Members & Retired Non-Members

Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, October 17th, at 4:00 PM. After Wednesday, October 17th, onsite registration will be available at the cost of an additional $10. No refunds or credits will be provided after this day.

Event Time
7:45 am – 9:30 am
7:45 am – Registration & Light Breakfast
8:15 am – Panel Discussion

The Helms Design Center is located at the Helms Bakery campus at 8745 Washington Boulevard in Culver City.

Avoid the stress of rush hour and skip traffic! The Helms Design Center at 8745 Washington Blvd in Culver City is conveniently located a short, pleasant walk from a number of transit lines, including:

Metro Rail “E” (Expo) Line Culver City Station (1 block west at Washington and National Blvds), and
Culver City Bus “1” and “1C1” lines (at the adjacent Washington Blvd/Helms Avenue street corner).

Protected bike lanes along Washington Blvd. connecting to Culver City’s larger bike lane network also provide a convenient, safe way to get to the Design Center.

For those who choose to drive, parking is available in the adjacent interior parking garage at 8711 Washington Blvd (look for the red banners), or there is parking available throughout the Helms Bakery complex.

Parking Map

Sponsor Provided Tickets
Thanks to the generosity of our annual Sponsors, WUF has a small number of free tickets available to members of the community. If you are not able to join as a member or purchase a ticket for this month’s panel presentation, but would like to join us, please write us at info@westsideurbanforum to inquire if we have any remaining sponsor provided tickets.


October 19, 2023
7:45 am - 9:30 am
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Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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