I really wish they'd make masks part of that, for those poor grocery store workers, but as Zayach said earlier, we have supply issues.
Staff looking at a good time for a soft launch, Brautigam said. We haven't been able to do it bc of the pandemic.
13 were picked for calculator
For Housing and Human Services:
Community Mediation Services
Down payment assistance
Food tax rebate
Office of Human Rights
Older Adult Services case management
Older Adult Services scholarships
Permanently affordable homes
Library and Arts (homebound delivery)
Climate Initiatives (Energy efficiency services, Solar grants)
Open Space and Mountain Parks (Voice and Sight Tag Program discount)
March 16-April 3:
Averaged 95 calls per week
171 building permits issued
320 building review permits completed
44 ROW & utility permits issued
261 building permit inspections completed
Now has ability to do virtual building inspections, using some third-party inspectors and have a process for unoccupied buildings; fire dept has begun inspections, too
Affordable housing inspections are being prioritized.
Brautigam said something to the effect of: that report was 6 months ago.
I feel like 6 months to completely address morale and workplace culture is... unrealistic. But idk.
Ferro: I don't think it will be impacted much. It's moving forward.
Brautigam: "I agree with you."
Below Market Rate Commercial (emphasis)
Space for the Arts
Net zero buildings
Put another way: Where can buildings go up to 55 ft
Sunset date extended twice; now May 31, 2021
Staff hopes to have project done no later than that
Staff conducting zone-by-zone pro and con for allowing 55-ft buildings
Slide 3 features a clip of mine when I was with the Camera!
Before that, it only applied to annexations, which are required to provide more affordable housing.
NY and SF have attempted to encourage smaller biz by limiting size and frontage widths of commercial space and requiring special review for biz with 11+ locations
Yes, Ferro says. Unless we put criteria into site review clarifying that it wasn't allowed in certain areas or zones.
Wants it limited to affordable housing (already done) and affordable commercial space (which could include arts and nonprofit space)
Projects of a certain size/impact automatically trigger site review and if developer requests a mod, it will trigger site review
Ferro: No. To my knowledge, we haven't had any applications.
Only went into effect Jan. 1
"Things are changing every week."