(I will only vote to approve new projects that are right for Dublin. Many areas of our city have grown rapidly and our infrastructure had trouble keeping pace. However, declaring a complete moratorium on building is unrealistic and illegal. I will evaluate every proposed new retail project on its own merits, and I will only vote to approve those that include sustainable retail, sensible parking and mitigated traffic flow. Likewise, every residential project must be carefully evaluated. California, and especially the Bay Area, has a huge housing crisis, and it is unrealistic to say that we should approve no new housing in Dublin. State housing law (see RHNA below) requires Dublin to plan for over 3700 new housing units over the next 8 years. However, I will continue to scrutinize every proposed housing project to ensure it includes affordable housing, adequate traffic flow, common-sense parking, pedestrian and bicycle access, and input from the school district about where children from that development will go to school. As I have in the past, I will ultimately vote against those projects that aren’t right for Dublin. However, housing projects that are already vested, or are compliant with state housing law must be considered.
I will continue to help grow our business community by working hard to attract businesses to Dublin that bring good local jobs with them and are good community partners. I will continue to help the businesses we already have, both large and small, thrive and grow. Dublin is a great city and we need to do everything in our power to remove impediments to doing business in Dublin, such as excessively lengthy permitting hurdles. Our business partners have much to offer our city and our residents.
The following are just a few of the housing laws that we must follow:
Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) - Requires the city to plan for thousands of new housing units every 8 years.
Housing Accountability Act (HAA) - Limits Council's Ability to Deny Housing
AB1174 - Requires Streamlined Approval of Certain Multifamily Projects
SB8 - Extends Certain Provisions of the HAA until 2030
SB9 - Requires Approval of Lot Splits/ADU in Single Family Neighborhoods
SB10 - Requires Approval of Density of Up to 10 Units in Transit Rich Areas
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