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City of Lafayette Ballot Question 2E Residential Growth Management

Shall the existing residential growth management restrictions of Chapter VI of the Lafayette Home Rule Charter be amended to extend and retain the aggregate building permit cap for the six (6) year period between January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2025 and to remove from its restrictions developments that restrict at least 40% of the dwelling units as affordable dwelling units?Yes__ No__Major Provisions:A “YES” vote means the residential growth management section of the City’s Home Rule Charter would be amended to retain the total building permit cap, with its current affordable housing allowance, and extend it from January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2025. Also, the section would be amended to allow City Council to give an additional exemption from the permit cap, those housing developments meeting the requirement of at least 40% of new construction dwellings to be permanently affordable dwelling units.Background:The growth management cap is set at a building permit maximum of 1200 dwelling units per 6-year period. Currently, the City Council can exempt up to 50 permits, from the 1200 permit limit, if they are for permanently affordable housing units. Provision of affordable housing is a high priority and has led to the proposed amendment, which adds the option for City Council to also exempt housing developments that include at least 40% permanently affordable housing units.
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Those IN FAVOR Say: 1. Approval of the extension of the City’s residential growth management system before it expires, gives stability to and facilitates, the planning process for the next six-year cycle. 2. Approval of the amendment to allow City Council to exempt housing developments, including a substantial percentage of affordable housing units, will encourage orderly development of affordable housing.
No organized opposition has been identified.

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