Legislative Committee

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee meets on a monthly basis to review legislative matters that have a direct affect on the planning community in New Jersey. Relevant bills are reviewed, position statements are delivered and testimony is provided at public hearings. The major planning topics that frame the Legislative Committee’s focus fall under transportation, housing, sustainability, urban design, redevelopment and state and regional planning. The Legislative Committee’s major goal for the 2011 year is the development of a New Jersey-Specific Policy Guides that will establish the New Jersey APA Chapter’s policy positions in critical areas. This guide will also be consistent with APA’s National Policy Guide.

Click here to view the status of the Chapter’s NJ-specific Policy Guides.
Click here to view APA National Policy Guides

The Legislative Committee is comprised of the following fifteen members:

VP of Policy, Mirah Becker (Chair); President, Charles Latini, Past-President Courtenay Mercer; Executive Director, Sheena Collum; Topical Committee Chairs – Housing, Vito Gallo; Transportation, Ray Tomczak; Redevelopment, Michele Delisfort; Sustainability, Jeffrey Perlman, Urban Design, Carlos Rodrigues and Linda Weber; Faculty Liaison, Stuart Meck; Student Representative, Lauren McKim and three at-large members – Keith Henderson, Maura McManimon Fennessy and Eric Snyder.

Comments/Questions?  Contact APA-NJ VP of Policy, Mirah Becker