On Monday, September 27th the Palo Alto City Council will discuss 50 affordable homes prioritizing residents with special needs, discuss objective zoning standards in order to simplify our housing entitlement process, and finalize a resolution to support LifeMove's proposal for 88-transitional homes at the LATP site in Palo Alto. It's a BIG meeting and we're urging City Council to support this critical series of steps to make Palo Alto a more welcoming, inclusive city for residents at all income levels. City Council Agenda and meeting details here Zoom: https://zoom.us/join Zoom Meeting ID: 362 027 238Please send emails: [email protected] #3 (6:45pm-7:45pm) 50 Affordable homes by Eden Housing and Santa Clara County Palo Alto has woefully underproduced affordable housing for our most vulnerable populations. Eden's proposal to provide 50-new affordable homes near Mitchell Park is a wonderful example of County partnerships helping Palo Alto to meet our affordable housing goals. #9 (8:30pm-10pm) Objective Zoning Standards: By supporting policies, like relaxing heights and FAR in objective zoning standards, we can streamline the approval process for housing, we create a more clear process for developers. Palo Alto is notorious for our lengthy and difficult entitlement process. If we aim to meet our housing affordability goals, we have to change that! #10 (10:00pm-11pm) LifeMoves proposal for 88-transitional homes at LATP using Homekey FundsSince April, we've been calling for a compassionate approach to homelessness. Palo Alto Forward supports this crucial proposal for 88-transitional homes at LATP because the best way to end homelessness is to provide shelter and services, while securing permanent housing. This is not the only solution, but it's an important step!
Palo Alto and other bay area suburbs have led the nation in environmental policies to reduce Green House Gas emissions and protect our open spaces. But climate change is happening faster than we predicted and every jurisdiction must determine how to address this crisis. Our greenest neighborhoods are also our most dense. Electric vehicles are good but fewer cars on the road are better. How can we re-think the way we design neighborhoods to promote more energy efficient, sustainable cities with robust parks and open spaces? Read more