I have researched the majority of housing policies and codes including the recent ADU ordinance. When elected I will look at housing codes that have been restrictive of development. If we are going to get out of this crisis, development need to be a part of the solution. We meed ton ensure that we are working towards progress and not being restrictive of progress.
I support the all regulatory recommendations from the Affordable House plan. Primarily ADU, inclusionary zoning, fee in lieu, and increasing low density limits for multi-family construction. I also support a city program to help low income owners and renters retrofit solar energy to help reduce cost burdens.
I would like us to explore how to implement a Community Land Trust model on either the Midtown property, or on other City owned or land swapped parcel.
I also would like to pursue a permanent funding source(s) that could support our affordable housing initiatives and rehab of existing older housing stock, either through a GO Bond measure similar to Albuquerque's, or explore the possibility of a second home tax or fee.
I have studied the Inclusionary Zoning/Santa Fe Homes Program, the updated ADU ordinance, the Short-Term Rental Ordinance, and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. One of the first steps I would pursue as City Councilor would be to reassess the the Santa Fe Homes Program. We need to look at ways to increase the number of permanent affordable units being built through providing incentives to developers as well as exploring increasing the fee in lieu so that more money is going to the Affordable Housing Fund and supporting affordable housing projects.
I hope we can make more city owned land available for affordable housing projects