The Los Altos City Council’s Sept. 11 agenda once again focused on a pressing issue: affordable housing. Council members voted to introduce an ordinance amending the city’s zoning code to meet affordable-housing requirements and participate in an optional countywide housing collaboration.
Push for affordable housing
Planning Services Manager Zach Dahl presented the council with city staff’s recommendation on boosting affordable housing, which fell in line with the Planning Commission’s vote July 19 to increase the minimum affordable-housing requirement for developers from 10 to 15 percent. The code change would functionally add 5 percent to all requirements for both rental and ownership developments, Dahl said.