ACTION ALERT: Write email to the Board of Supervisors regarding the Affordable Housing Combining District at 30 units per acre.
Please take a moment to send in your thoughts. Here is what I wrote. Feel free to copy.
cc: Kate Sears <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Steve Kinsey <email@example.com>,
Katie Rice <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Damon Connolly <email@example.com>,
Judy Arnold <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Marin County is a suburban/rural county that we all cherish. This is why we ask for your leadership in retaining its natural beauty and livability by keeping housing densities at the same density as Sonoma and Napa Counties. In 2014 you recognized this and Assemblyman Marc Levine sponsored AB1537 to keep Marin at 20 units per acre. It was approved with justifiable fanfare.
We applaud your leadership but now you face a new challenge.
Your Planning Commission has rejected the 20/acre mandate and wants to put 30 units per acre in the Affordable Housing Overlay District at St Vincents/Silviera Ranch/ Strawberry/Marin City.
They justify their action as "preserving affordable housing on a minimal lot size". So what? We want
affordable housing that fits within the scale of our existing communities and NOT URBANIZE. Currently, the highest density in the Marinwood-Lucas Valley Area is 11 units per acre (including the much acclaimed Rotary Village Senior housing in Lucas Valley). The Planning Commission recommendation would TRIPLE existing densities. As the 20 units /acre plan stands today, Silveira Ranch will DOUBLE existing densities. We think that is enough.
Let's build affordable housing that keeps Marin, Marin.
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