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File #: 2019-7518   
Type: Written Communication
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 12/9/2019
Title: January 13, 2020 Public Forum to Discuss Measure A Land Use Regulations
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January 13, 2020 Public Forum to Discuss Measure A Land Use Regulations

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To: President and
Members of the Planning Board

From: Andrew Thomas, Planning, Building, and Transportation Director

Date: December 9, 2019

BACKGROUND

In August, the City Council's Charter Review subcommittee asked the City of Alameda Planning, Building, and Transportation Department and the City of Alameda Planning Board to provide the subcommittee with an evaluation of the land use regulations contained in Article 26 subsections 1, 2 and 3 of the Alameda City Charter, commonly referred to as "Measure A".

Staff is scheduling a Planning Board public forum to consider the Article 26 land use regulations for the regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting of January 13, 2020.1 [CC1] To provide the public and the Planning Board adequate time to consider and discuss the matter, staff will not schedule any other items for the January 13th Agenda. In addition, given the holidays, and to ensure that the Planning Board and the public has adequate time to review the staff evaluation of the land use regulations, staff will publish its evaluation for the January 13th meeting on December 9, 2019.

DISCUSSION

As the City Council's primary advisory board on issues related to land use and development, the Planning Board routinely advises the City Council on existing and proposed land use policies, regulations, and standards. Whenever the Planning Board recommends a new land use policy or regulation or an amendment to an existing land use policy or regulation, the Planning Board frames its recommendations within the context of three findings or questions. Those three findings are: 1) Does the new or amended policy or regulation support the general welfare of the community, 2) Does the new or amended policy or regulation support the community's goals and objectives as articulated by the General Plan, and 3) Is the new or amended policy or regulation equ...

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