Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Doors Open: 4:00 PM
Program Starts: 4:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
It contains some of THE progressive issues of our time:
1) Should the city council enact the AB 1482 the state legislature passed legislation on just cause eviction and rent control, which LA just passed last week.
"The city of Los Angeles has had a rent control law in place for 40 years; it typically caps rent around 3 or 4 percent. AB 1482 would not override local rent control policies, but it would extend to apartments and other homes not already covered by them, including newer buildings."
Here is the text of AB 1482:
2) 15% inclusionary—this is the culmination of the Hatch-Pomerantz law suit over Devcon's 205 units at 208 Laurel St's failure to include the 32 units of inclusionary housing. Lots of questions on this one…is 15% enough? Should negotiations with developers be up to Planning and Economic development, or the city council? What should the in-lieu fee be…20%? 30%? SF's is 33%. The in-lieu fee should be high enough that would encourage more building of the affordable inclusionary units into the project.
3) Should Housing Authority units be covered by this ordinance as many Santa Cruzans are being put out of their homes before the state law kicks in?
This is a special city council meeting, so the legal "minimum" notice needed is only 24 hours, not the usual 72 hours. The agenda packet will not be available until Monday, Oct. 28th for the Tuesday Oct. 29th city council meeting, which begins at 4pm.