The Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS® supports a comprehensive government affairs program designed to foster a political and legal environment in which members can
operate their business successfully and the interests of their clients are protected. Both at the government level and at the local community level, SCCAR participates in analyzing the
potential impact of legislation on our members. Advocacy extends to the regulatory arena, making sure that local and state government-imposed mandates and regulations are rational,
cost effective, and don't involve "point of sale". SCCAR keeps members up to date on all of the issues affecting them and encourages active member involvement in the political process.
It is the objective of the Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAR) Government Affairs Department to:
Calls to Action
- Support candidates, who understand the concerns and needs of SCCAR members, in local government elections.
- Support the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in their efforts to pass legislation that is:
REALTOR®-friendly, protects private property rights, supports homeownership, and promotes an economic environment in which businesses and the real estate industry can thrive
(and to oppose legislation that does not accomplish these goals).
- Keep SCCAR members informed about pending real estate-related legislation and regulatory changes that impact their business.
- Educate SCCAR members about how to become involved in the political process when it comes to critical legislative initiatives that affect SCCAR members and their clients.
REALTOR® Action Center Calls to Action
County of Santa Cruz - Transit Corridors Plan for Sustainable Communities
County of Santa Cruz - Economic Vitality Strategy
Soquel Creek Water District - Exploratory Discussions on Back-Up Supplemental Supply Options
City of Santa Cruz - Plumbing Fixture Retrofit
Foreclosure Resources and Fraud Prevention Resources
National Association of REALTORS®
California Association of REALTORS®
REALTORS® Action Center
REALTORS® Action Fund
Local Government Relations Committee
Current LGR Members
Represent SCCAR membership on governmental issues affecting the real estate business; meet with local policy makers and key government
staff; and recommend association policies on political and legislative issues.
Current Chair and Vice Chair: Dietrich Brandt, Dietrich Realty and Carol VanAusdal, Keller Williams SC.
Government Affairs Director: Joe Foster [LinkedIn]