Government Affairs The Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAR) 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.
SCCAR's government affairs program places focus on the following objectives:
Supporting candidates, who understand the concerns and needs of SCCAR members, in local government elections.
Supporting 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).
Keeping SCCAR members informed about pending real estate-related legislation and regulatory changes that impact their business.
Educating 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.
Local Government Relations Committee Local Government Officials - Contact Information Find contact information for local elected officials by jurisdiction. Current Local Government Relations (LGR) Committee Members The LGR Committee serves as SCCAR's representation on governmental issues affecting the Santa Cruz County real estate industry. Committee members maintain strong working relationships with local public officials and meet with them on a regular basis. Serving as SCCAR's public policy clearinghouse, the LGR Committee frequently recommends policy positions and advocates accordingly on behalf of our members.
Current LGR Committee Chair: Carol VanAusdal, Keller Williams SC. Government Affairs Director: Joe Foster [LinkedIn]