The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the Mayor’s Recommended Plan on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. For the meeting notice, click here.
Please attend and make public comment.
Sign-up sheet opens at 5:30pm, get there early & bring a neighbor. FYI: the city is providing Childcare. NOTE: 90 seconds /person (90 seconds is about 200 words or a bit less than half a page). Keep it clear & focused.
Summary of Top Concerns & Suggested Comments (for more details, click here):
If you are new to these conversations regarding the Mayor’s housing agenda, you may want to start with my first blog post on Wallyhood for some background.
The City Council is now considering legislation that will enact the Mandatory Housing Affordability program, known as MHA-R (the “R” is for “residential”). MHA is a part of HALA (the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda). The MHA program will enact “upzones” (i.e. it will allow extra development) in neighborhoods throughout the city, and in return will require developers to include “affordable” housing units in new buildings in the upzoned areas. Or, instead of building affordable units, developers may pay an “in-lieu” fee that will be used by the City to fund affordable housing. This exchange – upzones in return for included affordable units or an in-lieu fee – is known as the “Grand Bargain." The City Council is currently discussing the framework legislation that would allow for this program (but does not include the actual upzones). The schedule for the MHA-R framework legislation is as follows:
June 21st: Public Hearing at 9:30 AM at City Council chambers in City Hall
July 8th: Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee discussion
July 19th: possible PLUZ vote
July 25th: possible Full Council vote
Read More for analysis and reason why your attendance is so important ....