Affordable Housing Task Force
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 13, 2003
|CONTACT: Penni Takade
Subcommittee Recommendations Regarding Affordable Housing
to be Discussed at May 15 Task Force Meeting
SAN DIEGO, CA - Recommendations by subcommittees will be discussed at
the May 15 meeting of the City of San Diegos Affordable Housing
Task Force. The meeting will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the Training
Room on the fourth floor of the Development Services Center, 1222 First
Ave., in downtown San Diego. The public will also have an opportunity
to speak to the task force about affordable housing issues.
Task force members will deliberate and discuss specific recommendations
presented by the Finance Subcommittee and the Preservation and Renter's
and Homeowner's Issues Subcommittee. At the last meeting on May 10, the
task force discussed and voted on the specific recommendations presented
by the Identification of Issues Subcommittee and the Development, Regulations
and Incentives Subcommittee, and began to discuss recommendations from
the Finance Subcommittee.
Issues discussed at the meetings will be used by the task force to make
recommendations on affordable housing to the City. City staff will begin
work this year on the Citys 2004-2009 Housing Element, which will
include recommendations by the task force as appropriate. The Mayor and
City Council will make the final decision on the Housing Element.
The Affordable Housing Task Force is comprised of 20 members who represent
community organizations and planning boards, housing and environmental
advocates, charitable organizations, academics, affordable housing developers,
realtors, apartment owners, business and labor. The task force will assist
in identifying areas of change that will result in an increase to the
Citys affordable housing stock. Recommendations could include such
areas as financial strategies, housing production goals and current regulatory
impediments. The May 15 meeting will be the second-to-last meeting of
the task force.
For more information about the task force, visit the City's web site
at www.sandiego.gov, and click on the link
under "News and Special Announcements." The web page includes
meeting agendas and minutes, a list of task force members, and other information.
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