Act Now. Send Your Letter.

The challenging implementation of the Surplus Land Act (SLA) continues to be a priority issue for many agencies and the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) is committed to advocating to help improve the process.  

CALED submitted their comments regarding the current Proposed SLA Guidelines, and encourages all local leaders to do the same. HCD’s Proposed Guidelines conflict with or exceed the authority of statute in numerous areas. Please see the following resources linked below to assist you in taking action:

CALED hopes you can join the effort and send your feedback to HCD by March 25. Please be sure to share your letter with your assemblymember and senator. It is critical that the Legislature see that this continues to be an issue that needs their attention. 


The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) is California’s premier economic development association and one of the largest economic development associations in the nation. CALED’s 800+ members working hard to help businesses thrive so they can create economic opportunity for all and grow state and local economies. Since its creation in 1980, CALED has led the way in teaching economic developers, local elected officials and state representatives the value of economic development and how it is used to grow businesses, generate revenue to expand the local economy, and pay for the services that residents require. For more information, visit