On Sept. 13, 2021, the Planning Commission will hear a report from the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on the Alameda County Measure A-1 Bond (2016). The Subcommittee will recommend that the city consider a new program intended to support the creation of a 40-unit affordable housing development, as well as a program to encourage ADUs that are affordable to low-income residents. The staff report is available at this link.
On Friday, Sept. 10, Irene Cheng and Sarah Karlinsky, co-chairs of the Piedmont Racial Equity Campaign (PREC) Housing Committee, sent an email to PREC members saying the subcommittee’s phased plan for using its $2.2 million allocation of Measure A1 funds for affordable housing was flawed. “The money would first go to an ADU loan program for five years and, once the loans are repaid, would be used to fund a multifamily affordable housing development. We believe the City’s plan is flawed and that the City should commit to a simpler, more straightforward plan to build a multifamily affordable housing development. See our letter detailing our concerns and our recommendation on how to move forward.”
The city invites Piedmonters to participate and share ideas at the meeting on Monday, Sept. 13 starting at 5:30 pm. Instructions for participating in this virtual meeting are available in the heading of the September 13 Planning Commission meeting agenda.