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What is a Housing Element?

The Planning Board had a pretty long line up last night. Find out about the Housing Element, Alameda Landing Signage, and Broadway-Jackson.

Last night the Planning Board had a long agenda to get through. Starting with discussion and endorsement of the Housing Element (which, by the way, is basically state law making sure that cities are zoning enough land to meet the needs of its citizens, whether they need SRO's or apartments or houses or whatever). They moved on to signs at Alameda Landing. And then rounded out the night (well, my night, it was getting pretty late so I had to skip the last 2 agenda items) with questions and comment on proposed changes to improve transportation off West End, and that whole freeway-Chinatown-interchange mess. 

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Susan Paulukonis June 13, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Thanks (again) for your fabulous synopses of important meetings. These issue impact my family, but life often gets in the way of attending meetings. I really appreciate your posts.
Marilyn Pomeroy June 14, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Thanks for these illustrations. Very informative. Meanwhile one wonders why there is no public policy in Alameda around incentivizing local businesses to hire local workers. As of now only 25% who live in Alameda also work here, That number could be improved by offering tax breaks or other concessions , and by offering some sort of loan assistance to people who work in Alameda to buy homes here. We are always talking about development on the former base as a means to create jobs, but unless this is linked to public policy 3/4s of those jobs will go to the people who are creating our traffic problems.

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