We have recently made some progress on our Housing Element document that needs to be certified by the State. As you know, the document failed to gain approval 4 times, but obtaining this approval ASAP is imperative, since the fact that it is … Continued
Los Gatos has 8 huge housing projects as a result of our leadership failing to get the Housing Element certified. The General Planning process started over 5 years ago in 2018. One very critical item in the General Plan is the … Continued
An Executive Summary of our letter below to the Town Council.
The staff report for Agenda Item 15 is inaccurate in that it fails to disclose that on November 16, 2023, Staff submitted a November draft of the revised Housing Element to HCD for official review in violation of Government Code Section 65585. We find it hard to understand why Staff would intentionally not disclose this. In our opinion, the lack of transparency and full disclosure has been a consistent theme for the past two Councils led by former mayors’ Rennie and Ristow. They spanned the development of the Housing Element and were the enablers of Town Manager Prevetti. The cumulative effect of this behavior has led to a growing loss of confidence in Staff and the Town’s latest consultant, Veronica Tam, by the public.
I’d like to give you an update on the critical Housing Development situation in Los Gatos, and let you know about an opportunity for you to have an impact. Because Los Gatos still has not had its Housing Element document approved by the State (after … Continued
By now the Planning Commission should be fully aware the Town failed to comply with
AB 215 and filed the November draft HE prior to completing the mandatory 7-day public
comment period. We have attached HCD’s May 30th comment letter and specifically
draw your attention to Comment D as well as the general discussion regarding AB 215
requirements in HCD’s cover letter. We have also attached two emails from Ms. Whelan
dated November 20 and 21 which provide additional background and confirm the
Town’s failure to comply with Govt Code Section 65585(b)(1).
Pursuant to AB 215, the Town is required, at least seven days before submiƫng to HCD any draŌrevisions, to post any proposed revisions on its internet website and to email a link to such revisions to all individuals and organizaƟons that have previously requested noƟces relaƟng to the Town’s housing element.
A Brief Summary of this article made by LGCA:
California’s denser housing ‘solutions’ are failing badly.
The number of homeless people has increased even as more dense housing has been built.
The number of Californians who are housed but unable to buy homes far exceeds the unhoused populace.
Median home prices have continued to rise.
California needs to find new ways to address its housing shortage and homelessness problem.
Phil Koen Fri, Sep 29, 1:45 PM (3 days ago) to Joel, Laurel, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Gabrielle, me, Rick Dear Mr. Paulson, At last night’s HEAB meeting, Staff made the statement that it was appropriate to credit the 6th cycle RHNA with units that are made available during … Continued
The reason this meeting was a stinker was that it seemed the decision had been made by all but Hudes prior to the start of the meeting. It felt like the objective was to get this off their desks … Continued