CHAPTER 6A. AFFORDABLE HOUSING.* **
Article I. Findings and Purpose.
Sec. 6A-1-10. Findings.
The city council finds and determines that:
(a) It is a goal of the
city to achieve a balanced community with housing available for households with
a range of income levels.
(b) Increasingly, persons of very low, low and
moderate income who work and/or live within the city are unable to locate
housing at prices they can afford and are increasingly excluded from living
within the city.
(c) The high cost of newly constructed housing does not, to
any appreciable extent, provide housing affordable to very low, low and moderate
income families, and continued new development which does not include an
affordable housing component or contribute toward lower cost housing will
further aggravate the current housing problems by reducing the supply of
(d) The housing shortage for persons of very low, low and
moderate income is detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare of the
residents of the city.
(e) It is a public purpose of the city, and a public
policy of the state as mandated by the requirements for a housing element within
the city’s general plan to make available an adequate supply of housing
for persons of all economic segments of the community;
(f) State and federal
funds to assist in the construction of new affordable housing are limited, and
the city has limited resources with which to leverage these state and federal
(g) In order to meet the city’s share of regional housing needs
for very low, low and moderate income families, the city’s housing element
requires that a portion of the dwelling units contained in new residential
developments be affordable to very low, low and moderate income families. (Ord.
No. 1393, § 3 (part).)