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Council To Consider Changes to Housing Element

12/11/17

The City Council will consider changes to the City’s Housing Element at the next Council meeting on Monday, 12/18. Curious about how the proposed changes might affect housing in your area?

This will take place during the 7 p.m. Regular Session, and is the second reading, addressing changes to the City’s recently approved General Plan Housing Element. Key items include:

• New housing policies that encourage increased development densities, reduce permit processing times and provide incentives for affordable housing.

•Increases the number of permitted multi-family dwelling units from 60 units to 80 units in the R-M-2 and R-M-3 zones. 

•Increase building height in R-M-3 zone to allow structures up to four stories (CUP required for four-story projects in the R-M-3 zone when site is adjacent to R-1 zoning).

• Revisions stemming from the Housing Element Update to comply with recent State Housing law mandates.

• Corrections and edits to the Zoning Ordinance.

Per the City’s process, the Housing Element and Zoning Ordinance updates were adopted after public hearings held by the Planning Commission and City Council. To review a copy of the City Council November 20, 2017 report, click here.

Additionally, the meeting will include Consent Calendar items such as the approval of a one-year extension of the lease agreement for the baseball stadium at Recreation Park, and the appointment of JoAnna Enea to the Waterways and Trails Committee. The second public hearing will be held to amend the 2017/2018 Measure N Spending Plan to appropriate monies for the Body-Worn Cameras for the Police Department.

For those who want to attend, the earlier Work Session, the 4 p.m. Work Session will include the introduction of new Police Officers Eric Nunez Del Prado and Tad Baten, as well as a presentation on the financial conditions of the City's Landcape and Lighting Maintenance Assessment Districts.

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