San Ramon Eyes New Inclusionary Regs
San Ramon is advancing a formal inclusionary ordinance that will replace the current policy, where the city negotiates with each applicant to provide housing for low income households or pay an in-lieu fee. The city’s Housing Advisory Committee is recommending an ordinance that will require rental residential developers to provide 15 percent of a project’s units as affordable to an equal mix of low and very low income households. Ownership residential developers would need to set aside 15 percent as affordable to a mix of moderate, low and very low income households — 50 percent, 30 percent and 20 percent, respectively — or pay an equivalent in-lieu fee. The committee rejected a previous iteration that would have mandated developers pay a 10 percent equivalent affordable housing impact fee on top of meeting the inclusionary requirement. San Ramon may also adopt a commercial jobs-housing linkage fee. A draft ordinance is expected to go to the City Council Policy Committee in late November, then to the Planning Commission and City Council for adoption. Click HERE to download the Housing Advisory Committee agenda packet for Ot. 3, 2018. For questions or comments, contact BIA’s Lisa Vorderbrueggen at 925-348-1956 or email@example.com.