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File #: 2018-6145   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/4/2018
Title: Recommendation to Accept the Annual Review of the Affordable Housing Ordinance and the City's Affordable Housing Unit Fee Consistent with Section 27-1 of the Alameda Municipal Code and California Government Code Section 66001, and Accept the Annual Affordable Housing Unit Fee Fund Activity Report. (Housing 266)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Fee Report
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Recommendation to Accept the Annual Review of the Affordable Housing Ordinance and the City's Affordable Housing Unit Fee Consistent with Section 27-1 of the Alameda Municipal Code and California Government Code Section 66001, and Accept the Annual Affordable Housing Unit Fee Fund Activity Report. (Housing 266)
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: David L. Rudat, Interim City Manager

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

On December 19, 1989, the City Council adopted an Affordable Housing Ordinance, which authorized the impact fees that apply to non-residential construction. The City's Affordable Housing Unit/Fee (AHUF) requirements may be satisfied either by providing affordable housing units or by paying a fee. These impact fee payments are tracked in Affordable Housing Fund (Fund 266). Pursuant to the Municipal Code and State law, the City is required to annually report on the status of the funds and the uses for which the funds were expended. Exhibit 1 shows the AHUF Fund activity for Fiscal Year 2017-18, including an ending fund balance of $144,609.

BACKGROUND

On December 19, 1989, the City Council adopted an Affordable Housing Ordinance, which was created to mitigate the housing impacts caused by new or expanded non-residential construction. The Ordinance authorizes impact fees that apply to office/research and development, retail, warehouse/industrial, manufacturing, and hotel/motel construction. The Ordinance established the City's Affordable Housing Unit/Fee (AHUF) requirements in Section 27-1 of the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC) and stated that these requirements can be satisfied either by providing housing units affordable to very low-, low- and moderate-income households or by paying an in-lieu fee.

The AMC mandates that the City Council review the AHUF requirements on an annual basis to determine that they remain reasonably related to the impacts of development and whether the affordable housing units, programs, and activities a...

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