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.

Mayors' 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.

Save the date for the final Commission Meeting! June 29, 2020, 4:00-7:30 PM

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Emergency Eviction Moratorium Language by Jurisdiction

Sacramento County

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution for a temporary moratorium on residential tenant evictions. The resolution goes into effect March 24, 2020. The resolution remains in effect for the remainder of the emergency.

Resolution | Overview (News Release)

City of Sacramento

The Sacramento City Council adopted an ordinance on March 17 to establish a temporary ban on evicting residential & commercial tenants unable to pay rent due to a loss of income caused by the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Background | Tenant Protection | Ordinance | FAQs

Delay of Residential Rent Form Delay of Commercial Rent Form

City of West Sacramento

On March 18, 2020, the West Sacramento City Council adopted an ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on evicting residential and commercial tenants who suffer substantial wage or business losses due to the implementation of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This ordinance is an emergency measure that is in effect immediately through at least May 31st.

Background | Ordinance | FAQs

Delay of Rent Form

Rancho Cordova

A resolution of the council of the City of Rancho Cordova, state of California, proclaiming the existence of a local emergency

Emergency Declaration

Elk Grove

In response to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure uninterrupted access to City resources necessary to keep the community as safe and supported as possible, the City of Elk Grove has proclaimed a local emergency.

Emergency Declaration | Press Release


The City of Galt has a responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of its citizens and will be enforcing the Public Health Orders issued at the state and county levels. However, we are very concerned about the impact that these public health initiatives are having our local businesses and our staff will make every effort to assist the business community during these unprecedented times.

Emergency Declaration


A declaration by the Mayor of the City of Isleton of a State of Emergency for novel coronavirus diseas epidemic, COVID-19 in the City of Isleton

Emergency Declaration

Citrus Heights

Voting to take place Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Check back for updates


A resolution of the City Council of the City of Folsom proclaiming existence of a local emergency.

Emergency Declaration

Yolo County

Resolution exercising the county's police power to impose substansive limitations on residential and commercial evictions.

Emergency Declaration


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and growing economic challenges, SMUD announced it will suspend the practice of disconnecting power due to non-payment for residential and commercial customers. In addition, customers who are currently disconnected for non-payment will be reconnected, as long as the meter or other equipment has not been damaged and all other conditions are safe.

Emergency Declaration

View Additional Resources regarding COVID-19 on our Plan of Action Page

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Erin Teague
Government Affairs Director

Carter Nelson
Government Affairs Coordinator

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