Government Affairs

Policy Development

The SAR Government Affairs Department works year–round in the public policy and advocacy arena, making sure that REALTORS® professional interests are protected and promoted in the halls of local, state, and federal government. Members of the Government Relations Committee, appointed by the President of SAR, review issues throughout the Sacramento region, and recommend actions to the Board of Directors. SAR confines its efforts to issues affecting private property rights and private property values. Leadership does not take positions on any issues that do not have an impact on REALTORS® or the housing market.

Political Action

The third arm of policy development is the Local Candidate Recommendation Committee Trustees (LCRC). The LCRC Trustees focus on elections: directing funds to local candidates who support private property rights and the REALTOR®‘s ability to do business.
The LCRC Trustees have a long history of involvement with SAR and are well versed on real estate issues and local, state and national politics. LCRC Trustees also contribute to the REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) and encourage all SAR Members to do so. The LCRC is a significant element of SAR’s public policy success.

Policy Issues

The Sacramento Association of REALTORS® (SAR) provides members an opportunity to have their voices heard on local government issues. SAR tracks policy issues that affect REALTORS®, so they can focus on running their business. SAR also protects REALTORS®‘ clients on private property rights and private property values. They do this through focusing on such issues as: business license fees, gross receipts tax on commissions, point of sale regulations, design and zoning regulations, rental inspections, energy issues, private transfer taxes, repeal of the mortgage interest deduction, and flood control policies.

Mayor’s Climate Commission
Mayor Steinberg and Mayor Cabaldon are leading the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change to develop a common vision and set of strategies for both cities to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, referred to as Carbon Zero, by 2045. Learn more about the Climate Commission

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