• Government Affairs

    We work to develop, advance and implement REALTOR® public policy objectives at the local level.

Welcome to SCCOAR’s Government Affairs Team! We are resource for our members focused on advocating REALTOR® Party values on behalf of our members in the halls of government. Your team includes the Association Board of Directors, Local Government Relations Committee, Local Candidate Recommendation Committee, and Government Affairs Director. Below you will find information critical to your business on disclosures and government information. You will also learn how you can get involved and how to engage on issues you care about.

What is the REALTOR® Party?

The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® working to protect and promote homeownership and private property rights. The REALTOR® Party speaks with one voice to advance candidates and public policies that build strong communities and promote a vibrant business environment. From city hall to the state house to the U.S. Capitol, our elected officials are making decisions that have a huge impact on the bottom line of REALTORS® and their clients. Through the support of REALTORS® like you, the REALTOR® Party represents your interests.

As a member of the REALTOR® Party, you…

How do I get involved?

First, be sure you are registered to vote and support candidates and issues that SCCAOR has endorsed. Second, respond to call to action alerts from SCCAOR, C.A.R. and NAR. Third, make an investment in the future of your business through RAF. Finally, be sure to fill out the volunteer form below to let the Government Affairs Team how you would like to participate in the political process.

I have a question?

Contact Vince Rocha, Director of Government Affairs at gov@sccoar.com or (408) 445-5063.

Disclosures and Government Information Center

SANTA CLARA COUNTY LOCAL DISCLOSURES

View local disclosures within Santa Clara County

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LOW FLOW DISCLOSURES

Many REALTORS® have asked about the new law requiring that Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures be installed in homes by 2017.

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CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS

Want to make your voice heard on a local issues? This list has direct contact information to your elected officials

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CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PLANNING & CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENTS AND HOUSING AGENCIES

View contact information for specific cities in Santa Clara County

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WOOD SMOKE REDUCTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM

The Wood Smoke Reduction Incentive Program was developed by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to improve local air quality and reduce wintertime particulate matter pollution by helping Bay Area homeowners and landlords replace their wood-burning heating devices with cleaner options.

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