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Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - April 26, 2013

Effort under way to provide more affordable apartment housing here

The Pleasanton City Council and the city's Housing Commission will hold a special joint meeting Wednesday to determine how best to provide affordable housing in new high density apartment complexes now that Pleasanton's long-standing inclusionary zoning ordinance has been declared invalid. Until recently, developers were required to provide at least 15% of their apartments at affordable rates ranging from low- to very-low as well as a mix of moderate-priced rentals based on the income of tenants. But a Los Angeles court, in a suit successfully filed by Palmer/Sixth Street Properties, declared a similar ordinance illegal. In a final review, the state Supreme Court agreed, and cities, including Pleasanton, that had similar requirements can no longer enforce them.

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