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Advises Council regarding issues around density bonuses, the Housing Accountability Act, inclusionary zoning, and permit streamlining to attain compliance with state law and take advantage of new opportunities for the development of affordable housing.  Members to be appointed from the members of the Zoning Adjustments Board, Planning Commission, and Housing Advisory Commission, with at least one appointee from each, in accordance with the Fair Representation Act. The Committee shall complete its work by July 2020.

Time and Location:
2180 Milvia Street
6th Floor, Redwood Room
4th Wednesdays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, except as noted.
Please check the community calendar to verify.
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The Secretary of the Subcommittee is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission. 

Alene Pearson
Planning and Development Department
(510) 981-7489

   Mailing Address
 Alene Pearson
 Joint Subcommittee for the
 Implementation of State Housing Laws 
 Planning and Development Department 
 1947 Center Street
 Berkeley, CA  94704

Enabling Legislation
Resolution 68,308-N.S. 
Resolution 69,159-N.S.

Additional Information
Commission Vacancies 

2020 Meeting Agendas and Minutes 
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Agenda          Minutes         
02-26-2020 02-26-2020 Draft
07-22-2020 07-22-2020 Draft




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