Pleasanton Council, Housing Commission meet tonight on affordable housing issues
Original post made on May 1, 2013
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on May 1, 2013 at 11:35 am
Jeb - thank you for this article - but can you cite the court rulings that have determined that municipal housing policies that can no longer be enforced?
And doesn't the State of California have an affordable housing mandate that's 15% of new developments? And is that still in effect? Or is it just a high density housing mandate?
What's in it for Pleasanton to force developers to rent their apartments for below market rents if they're not legally required to? And if municipal ordinances requiring affordable housing are no longer applicable, does that mean Governor Brown's lawsuit against the city of Pleasanton is no longer relevant?
on May 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm
The staff report and attachments for this evening's workshop will answer many of your questions. They are available at the following link:
The workshop is open to the public.
on May 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm
Thank you Ms. Dennis for the information - but it brings up a lot more questions and some major concerns for me. For instance, page 4 of the first document gives the impression that the City of Pleasanton is pushing for the acceptance of Section 8 vouchers, when legally, we don't have to enforce such a policy.
Page 8 of the second document states the city would actually waive impact fees for developers who create affordable housing. This is horrific for the schools as the impact fees for high-density, low-income projects don't even come close to off-setting the impact to local schools. And our city is actually wanting to encourage builders to build low-income housing while depriving the schools of impact fees?
It's pretty obvious to me that our planning commission/council is working on behalf of developers/construction unions and not the voters of Pleasanton.