Adopted by the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee Wednesday, August 7, 2013
WHEREAS, local inclusionary housing programs have proven to be one of the most effective tools for producing new homes affordable to working families and creating strong, diverse neighborhoods with a range of housing choices; and
WHEREAS, inclusionary ordinances have provided quality affordable housing to over 80,000 Californians, including the production of an estimated 30,000 units in the last decade alone; and
WHEREAS, while many of these local programs have been in place for decades, the recent 2009 Palmer v. City of Los Angeles(Palmer) decision has created uncertainty and confusion for local governments and housing advocates regarding the future viability of this important local land use tool;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Alameda County Central Democratic Committee (ACDCC) shall register its support for express legislative authorization to cities and counties to establish inclusionary housing requirements as a condition of development and supersede any ruling in the Palmer decision that conflicts with this authority.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the ACDCC shall transmit copies of this resolution to the Offices of Assemblymember Atkins, members of the Assembly and State Senate delegation representing Alameda County, and any other appropriate state-level decision-makers as determined by the ACDCC Executive Committee.
Submitted by: Igor Tregub, AD15 Alternate