January 10 City Council Recap
Affordable Housing; Board & Commission Appointments
Reduction in Development Fees for Affordable Housing
At the January 10, 2023 City Council meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance and resolution that will reduce the Park Improvement, Trail, Community and Recreation Facilities, and Public Facilities impact fees during the construction of affordable housing units in the City. The ordinance that establishes this reduction defines “affordable housing units” as those whose rental price or purchase price are 60% or less than the Area Median Income. The Area Median Income (AMI) is calculated on a County-wide basis by the Department of Housing and Community Development and is updated annually.
The intent of the ordinance is to incentivize the creation of more affordable housing units in Rocklin and is part of a series of recent moves by the City Council to meet state mandates to bring more affordable housing to the city.
City Council Appointments to Regional Boards and Commissions
Every year, the City Council reviews and revises appointments to regional boards and commissions as a new Mayor is selected and new Councilmembers join the Council. Part of the responsibility of a City Councilmember is to represent the City on certain regional boards and commissions, including the Placer County Economic Development Board, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, and the Pioneer Community Energy Governing Board. Last night, the City Council confirmed the appointment of the Councilmembers to regional boards and commissions. More information about specific appointments can be found on the City Council site here.