APA Writes and Signs on to Letters in Support of Issues That Impact Planning


APA Endorses Build More Housing Near Transit Act

APA President Kurt Christiansen, FAICP, endorses the Build More Housing Near Transit Act, which would encourage planning for housing near transit by enhancing evaluation criteria for the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment Grants program. The bill was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (D-Cal.).

Census Project Letter on Full Funding for the 2020 Census

APA signs on to the Census Project's letter which advocates for U.S. representatives to support the robust funding level for the constitutionally required 2020 Census in the House Appropriations Committee bill.

Public Finance Network Letter on Restoration of Advanced Refunding Municipal Bonds

APA signs on to the Public Finance Network's letter which advocates for reinstating Advanced Refunding of Municipal Bonds that fund local infrastructure projects.

APA 2019 Legislative Agenda Letter

APA President Kurt Christiansen, FAICP, urges Congress to prioritize action on our 2019 legislative priorities, which are linked to creating just, healthy, and prosperous communities that expand opportunity for all.


National Outdoor Recreation Sign On Letter

APA signs on to a national letter to ask Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) to co-sponsor legislation that will improve local parks and green spaces.

2018 Farm Bill Conferee Letter

APA sends a letter to Farm Bill conferee leaders expressing support for key provisions that advance local efforts to improve food system planning, expand access to healthy food, improve rural economies, and protect vital agricultural land and environmental resources.

Coastal Communities Adaptation Act Letter

APA sends a letter expressing support for the Coastal Communities Adaptation Act. This legislation would provide critical financing for a range of coastal resiliency plans and projects.

National Advance Refunding Bonds Restoration Letter

APA signs on to national letter urging Congress to restore advance refunding of the municipal bill, a popular infrastructure tool killed in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

National CDBG Sign On Letter

APA signs on to national coalition letter requesting Congress appropriate adequate funding for the program in FY 2019.

Coalition Letter Requesting Congressional Oversight of Census

APA signs on to coalition letter requesting oversight on the inclusion of an untested citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

APA Census Citizenship Question Letter

APA sends a letter urging the Department of Commerce to reverse their decision to include a new, untested citizenship question in the 2020 Census.

National Organization Tax Reform Opposition Letter

APA signs on to joint letter urging members of Congress to maintain Municipal and Private Activity Bonds (PABs) in Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R.1)

Re-Building Our National Parks Investment Letter

APA signs on to joint letter urging members of Congress to invest in national parks, a critical component of the nation's infrastructure