Housing Element Watchdogs
In the next year and a half, Los Altos must create its Housing Element, the plan for building more housing in the next ten years. The city is required to plan for 1,958 new homes, including 1,115 affordable homes. The city must identify enough sites that would be available for purchase by builders, and make sure these sites are zoned for the housing we’d like the builders to build. The city must also include programs to achieve more housing, with timelines and milestones.
We’re creating Los Altos Housing Element Watchdogs to engage with this process and keep it honest. A good Housing Element will make more housing happen. If we roll up our sleeves, we can make this a plan that works.
Have you got one hour to spare? A hundred hours to spare? We’ve got a job for you.