The City of Lafayette, like most Bay Area towns and cities, is no stranger to pain caused by the issues of housing and its growth. And, like other cities and towns, officials are attempting to find ways to mitigate that pain.
City officials have called a meeting for 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the Lafayette Community Center, 500 Saint Mary’s Road, to weigh pending housing bills they say cover a broad range of issues with potential impact on the city, including: funding for affordable housing, revision of the development review process, erosion of local control, and increased reporting requirements.
City Manager Niroop K. Srivatsa said the legislation could have a significant impact on local governments – requiring potential changes to local codes, master plans and the development review process.
The city’s advocacy firm is expected to provide updates on key housing bills awaiting signature by Governor Newsom, who has until October 13 to act on bills passed by the Legislature, at the meeting.
Bills with potential impact on Lafayette before the Governor for signature include legislation on Accessory Dwelling Units and regulations pertaining to affordable housing.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m.