At the May 3 city council meeting, the council approved funding a consultant from Lisa Wise Consulting (LWC) to prepare updates to the Housing Element of the Piedmont General Plan . (See related story HERE)
From a City of Piedmont press release on Tuesday, May 4:
“With approval of LWC as the lead housing consultant, the City moves forward with planning to meet the mandates set by the State of California, starting with meetings of the new Piedmont Housing Advisory Committee on May 19 and June 15, 2021. We are confident that the Piedmont community will come together to share ideas and expertise to solve the region’s housing crisis.” — Planning and Building Director Kevin Jackson
The May and June Housing Advisory Committee meetings will feature results of the citywide fair housing survey and pinnable map tools, which closed for public comment mid-April. The citywide fair housing survey and pinnable map were funded through a $160,000 grant awarded to Piedmont by the State of California SB2 planning grant program.
LWC is expected to present their analysis of Piedmonters’ ideas, design preferences, and understanding of new housing laws, as well as LWC’s recommendations for guiding principles for new tools to accelerate affordable housing production. The Piedmont community is invited to attend. The agendas and instructions for participating in the meetings, which start at 5 pm, will be posted HERE.
The May and June Housing Advisory Committee meetings will be televised live on KCOM-TV, the City’s government TV station and will be available through streaming video on the City’s web site HERE.
For more information and project updates, please visit the City of Piedmont’s web site HERE.