PPDC opposes three housing bills

SB 1085
Density Bonus Law: qualifications for incentives or concessions: student housing for lower income students: moderate-income persons and families: local government constraints

1) This bill would require a city or county to grant a density bonus and certain incentives/concessions if the developers includes a specified percentage of units for low/moderate income (30% below market rate). Increases density bonus to 40% for 11% very low income.

2) Requires reporting for low-income student units included in any density bonus

3) This bill would remove the specified adverse impact on the physical environment from the list of reasons for which a city or county is authorized to refuse a concession or incentive. Prohibits affordable housing impact fees.

4) No reimbursement is required by the state to cities or counties for costs mandated

There is no specific provision for High Risk Fire Areas and it is unclear whether exceptions could be made for those areas.

July PaliDems Vote

PPDC votes to give $500 apiece to Senate candidates

John Hickenlooper

Sara Gideon

Teresa Greenfield

Steve Bullock

Cal Cunningham

and L.A. DA candidate

George Gascón

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Preserve Ballona Wetlands

PPDC signs on to the following LACDP Ballona Wetlands resolution

Resolution on Preserving the Ballona Wetlands Reserve

Whereas, while more than 90 percent of California’s coastal wetland ecosystems have been destroyed, the type of habitat found at the Ballona Wetlands Reserve is the rarest of our remaining coastal wetlands, 640+ acres on the Los Angeles coast were acquired by the State of California in 2003/2004 for preservation using $140 million, mostly from Wildlife Conservation bond funds, and the reserve is public land dedicated for protection of ecologically sensitive species; and

Whereas, flora and fauna found at the reserve include endangered and imperiled species such as the California Gnatcatcher, White-tailed Kite, California Least Tern, Belding’s Savannah Sparrow, El Segundo Blue Butterfly and the Lewis’ Primrose; some species are year round residents of Ballona while some bird species migrate from as far away as the Amazon River and Arctic Circle; this ecosystem has abundant flora and fauna, including rare species and a high diversity of pollinators; and

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