CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: July 11, 2006
Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution establishing a policy and procedure for
granting priority water and sewer services to proposed developments that
include affordable housing units.
Prepared by: Public Works: P. Eldredge
Submitted by: Public Works: B. Grewal
Adopt a Resolution establishing a policy and procedure for granting priority
water and sewer services to proposed developments that include affordable
On September 9, 2003, by Ordinance No. 756, City Council added Chapter
17.725 to the Brentwood Municipal Code by establishing an Affordable Housing
On January 11, 2005, by Ordinance No. 790, City Council amended Chapter
17.725 of the Brentwood Municipal Code by revising the Affordable Housing
In 2005, Senate Bill 1087 was passed which amended the Government Code
Section relating to Affordable Housing. The specific Code Section, 65589.7,
was amended to require public agencies and private entities providing water
or sewer service to do the following:
1. Grant service priority to developments that include affordable housing
2. Adopt written policies and procedures for the provision of water and
sewer service to low income housing units.
The attached Resolution proposes the policy and procedure by which the City
will comply with the Government Code as required. In summary, the procedure
1. Proposed developments that include housing units affordable to low income
residents will receive water and sewer service priority.
2. Definition for “Affordable Unit.”
3. Findings by which the City may make exceptions for not providing priority
service to affordable units.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ESTABLISHING A
POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR GRANTING PRIORITY WATER AND SEWER SERVICES TO
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENTS THAT INCLUDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS.
WHEREAS, the State of California has declared that the availability of
housing is of vital statewide importance, and the early attainment of decent
housing and a suitable living environment for every Californian is a
priority of the highest order; and
WHEREAS, the State of California has declared that local and state
governments have a responsibility to use the powers vested in them to
facilitate the improvement and development of housing to make adequate
provision for the housing needs of all economic segments of the community;
WHEREAS, to facilitate housing needs for all economic segments of the
community, the City Council of the City of Brentwood has adopted Chapter
17.725 of the Brentwood Municipal Code (Affordable Housing Program); and
WHEREAS, per Section 65589.7 of the California Government Code, each public
agency or private entity providing water or sewer services shall grant a
priority for the provision of these services to proposed developments that
include housing units affordable to lower income households.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood:
Section 1. To comply with Government Code Section 65589.7 the City Council
hereby adopts a policy and procedure for prioritizing water and sewer
services to low income housing developments, a copy of which is attached
hereto as Exhibit “A”.
Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect immediately following its
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at
a regular meeting held on the 11th day of July 2006 by the following vote: