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This Thursday at 6:30 pm the Arcata City Council will hold a study session to hear community input on the staff recommendation to alter, eliminate or otherwise decimate the City’s current policy to require developers to include some low income housing units in their developments – the staff proposal under discussion is due to the State’s legislation removing Redevelopment funding from cities which supported inclusionary policies.
From: Shane Brinton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Inclusionary Zoning Meeting on Thursday
I want to make sure you are all aware of the upcoming Arcata City Council Study Session on Inclusionary Zoning. It’s this Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers. Here’s the agenda:
The demise or Redevelopment has left a huge funding void, making it more difficult for local governments to financially assist with the development of inclusionary units. The City Council has discussed removing inclusionary requirements from certain projects and some people have even suggested doing away with Inclusionary Zoning entirely.
As a supporter of our current policy requiring the inclusion of affordable units in new developments, I am deeply concerned. We need to have an in-depth conversation and consider all of the possible ramifications before we make any changes in policy.
This meeting could be pivotal in determining the future of affordable housing development in Arcata, so please try to attend if you can. I also encourage you to inform others who may be interested.