Here is Councilwoman Donna Frye’s memo regarding her concerns about the affordable housing density bonus proposal.

In the memo, she argues that some decisions about the proposed incentives, which may be made by city staff and not the City Council, could be harmful to the public planning process. For example, determining which building restrictions an affordable housing developer can have waived could be clarified without a council vote.

The public may be denied an opportunity to participate in decisions where there will be significant negative environmental impacts to their community.

This is contrary to good public policy, and requires a more thoughtful approach than that which is being proposed.


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