Plan to testify at the City Council Meeting on December 14th. The agenda will be posted Thursday December 9th and the item will not be heard before 6:00. Use this Zoom link, or call in – (888) 475 4499. Webinar ID is930 5283 5954. Press *9 to raise a hand to speak. Suggested talking points are included here:
- I am here to urge Mayor Liccardo and fellow Councilmembers, to support the General Plan Taskforce’s recommendation to eliminate commercial requirements for new 100% affordable housing projects and direct staff to begin work on the proposed General Plan amendment that would completely eliminate the commercial space requirement for all new 100% affordable housing developments citywide.
- This action is the most critical action the city can do to enable the creation of new affordable housing units throughout the city.
- Eliminating commercial requirements for new 100% affordable projects is critical because these requirements often overburden affordable housing developments rendering projects infeasible or commercial spaces underutilized.
- As we continue to battle a housing crisis in our city, we commend Council for taking bold steps, like this one, which remove barriers for creating the desperately needed affordable housing solutions our community needs.
Thank you for everything you’re doing to help us end the housing shortage and affordability crisis in Silicon Valley and beyond, and helping us build a more inclusive, equitable, and affordable California.