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File #: 19-0148    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 3/19/2019 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Letter of Opposition Regarding Senate Bill 50 - Proposed Housing Legislation to Require Waivers from Maximum Controls on Density and Automobile Parking Requirements Imposing a State-Mandated Local Program (Community Development Director McIntosh). AUTHORIZE LETTER OF OPPOSITION
Attachments: 1. Proposed Letter
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Anne McIntosh, Community Development Director
Alexandria Latragna, Management Analyst

SUBJECT:Title
Consideration of Letter of Opposition Regarding Senate Bill 50 - Proposed Housing Legislation to Require Waivers from Maximum Controls on Density and Automobile Parking Requirements Imposing a State-Mandated Local Program (Community Development Director McIntosh).
AUTHORIZE LETTER OF OPPOSITION
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council authorize the Mayor to sign a letter of opposition to the California Senate Housing Committee opposing Senate Bill (SB) 50.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
No fiscal implications associated with the recommended action.

BACKGROUND:
SB 50, introduced by State Senator Wiener (D-11-San Francisco), requires cities and counties to grant an incentive when a development proponent seeks and agrees to construct a residential development that is either a job-rich or transit-rich housing project and meets certain other criteria. The incentives include waivers from maximum controls on density and parking requirements greater than 0.5 parking spots per unit, up to 3 additional incentives or concessions under the Density Bonus Law, and other additional waivers if the residential development is located within one-half mile or one-quarter mile radius of a major transit stop.

Pursuant to state law, Manhattan Beach Municipal Code (MBMC) provides for a density bonus, offering incentives to developers of affordable housing in the form of exemptions from the development standards and minimum parking requirements. SB 50 would seek to extend the exemptions offered to such developments, well beyond the reach of the City's General Plan and MBMC.

DISCUSSION:
Staff recommends City Council authorize the Mayor to sign a letter to the California Senate Housing Committee ...

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