JOINT STUDY SESSION
JUNE 27, 2006
CALL TO ORDER – Chair John Fields called the meeting to order at 9:00 p.m. at the
Planning Commissioners Present: Housing Commissioners Present:
John Fields, Chair Faye Weisler, Chair
Michael Dawkins Alice Hardesty
Tom Dimitre Jennifer Henderson
John Stromberg Liz Peck
Pam Marsh Aaron Benjamin
Dave Dotterrer Don Mackin, absent
Mike Morris Carol Voisin, absent
Kate Jackson, Council Liaison, absent Cate Hartzell, Council Liaison, present
Bill Molnar, Interim Planning Director
Brandon Goldman, Housing Specialist
Sue Yates, Executive Secretary
Molnar said one of the Council’s tentative goals this year was to have a net increase of 200 affordable units by the year 2010. He explained that the City’s Housing Action Plan and Housing Needs Analysis concluded that
We are required under Goal 10 to have rentals because we have to provide the housing needs based on different income levels.
Goldman reviewed the information in the Commissioners’ packets. The condominium conversion is surpassing the number of apartment units being constructed. He offered examples and statistics. He said the Council budgeted money to hire a consultant to do a rental needs analysis with some kind of yearly maintenance. It is structured to assess how much land is needed to accommodate different housing types that would typically apply to different income levels. The study should answer most of the questions asked tonight.
Marsh encouraged the Housing Commission to draft an ordinance using language that actually asks for what we want. She read language from an ordinance from
Hardesty pointed out that a rental needs analysis will take awhile to complete. The Commissioners concluded that the Housing Land Use Committee and Staff will continue their work and write a draft ordinance addressing condominium conversions and bring it back to the Housing Commission and Planning Commission before sending it to the Council for their review and approval. Dawkins and Dotterrer expressed an interest in working with the Housing Land Use Committee. Molnar thought Staff could come up with some language pretty quickly.
Next Step – Fields announced that anyone interested in working on this issue should meet outside this meeting and work out a date to meet. He suggested meeting in the mid-July.
ADJOURNMENT – The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by
Susan Yates, Executive Secretary