Affordable Housing Impact Fee Approved by Santa Clara Council

Last night the City of Santa Clara, thanks to the leadership of Mayor Lisa Gillmor and Vice Mayor Dominic Caserta, voted to draft an affordable housing impact fee ordinance. This ordinance, which included the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Affordable Housing, will ensure that new residential and commercial developments either include affordable units, or pay an in-lieu fee. It will also encourage developers to pay construction workers a fair wage. Other items to be included in the ordinance are for-sale, rental, and retail inclusionary rates, in-lieu fees, and the timing of when fees must be paid.

“Last night our Council continued to progressively lead and stand up for working families,” said Vice Mayor Caserta. “I was honored to be the chair of the ad hoc committee that stood up for what was right!”

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