|This shows part
of the planned reorganization. Community Development will no longer exist.
Instead a new department called Redevelopment Housing will exist. With two
exceptions all the staff from Community Development will be moved to new
Redevelopment/Housing Department. This new department concerns me, because
the goals of Housing Department should be different than the goals of
Redevelopment. I am concerned that more of the 20% set aside is going to be
spent on staff and less on housing. I am also concerned that the policy is to
not rehab or build low/moderate income housing outside of redevelopment areas
because redevelopment only gets half credit. The goal of Housing should be to
provide more housing NOT to make Redevelopment look better. The Redevelopment
Agency is required to provide 15% of all housing built as low/moderate
housing. Our inclusionary ordinance only requires 10%. The agency must use
its own funds to make up the difference.