CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: March 13, 2007
Subject/Title: Continuance of Consideration of an Ordinance of the City of
Brentwood amending in part Chapter 17.725 of the City of Brentwood Municipal
Code and Ordinance No. 790 relating to the City’s Affordable Housing Program
Prepared by: Ellen Bonneville, Housing Manager
Submitted by: Howard Sword, Community Development Director
Approve a continuance of this item to the City Council meeting of April 24,
Ordinance 756 establishing the Affordable Housing Program was adopted by the
City Council on September 9, 2003 as recommended by the Planning Commission.
Ordinance 790 amending Chapter 17.725 of the City of Brentwood Municipal
Code pertaining to the Affordable Housing Program was adopted by the City
Council on December 14, 2004.
Ordinance 790 became effective on January 11, 2005.
The Housing Subcommittee reviewed the proposed amendments to Ordinance 790
and authorized staff to proceed with the necessary Public Hearings at its
meeting of October 5, 2006.
On November 21, 2006 the City of Brentwood Planning Commission approved
Resolution No. 06-117 recommending that the City Council of the City of
Brentwood amend Chapter 17.725 of the City of Brentwood Municipal Code and
Ordinance 790 relating to the City’s Affordable Housing Program.
On January 9, 2007 the City Council approved continuance of this item to the
meeting of March 13, 2007.
Since this item was originally placed on the agenda for consideration at the
meeting of January 9, 2007 staff has reviewed the Ordinance for potential
changes or revisions. Items have now been identified that need to be refined
such as the percentage of the in-lieu fees that are needed for funding the
administrative portion of the affordable housing program as well as further
refining the process for payment of in-lieu fees for custom lot
Since these changes are considered substantive and the Affordable Housing
Ordinance is a zoning ordinance and these revisions are viewed as a zoning
ordinance, it becomes necessary to again bring these new revisions to the
Planning Commission for its review and recommendation prior to the
consideration by the City Council.
In order to provide staff adequate time to finalize the revisions and give
adequate public notice for all meetings, staff requests this item be
continued to April 24, 2007.
No fiscal impact to the affordable housing enterprise fund by continuing the
public hearing to April 24, 2007.