Council Priorities

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Housing challenges loom large for the Bay area, and Palo Alto has recognized it needs to do its part to create more affordable options.  We are going to have to be creative, think outside the box and be open to all different kinds of housing. 

The City Council adopted Housing as one of their priorities for 2018, and in February, approved a Housing Work Plan that contains concrete steps to address housing production and affordability over the next several years.

As described in the work plan, Palo Alto can do more to address the housing challenges in our community to meet the housing production goals set out in the updated Comprehensive Plan.

What's New?

"Buena Vista Mobil Home Park sign and trailer" April 9, 2018

Council Approves Affordable Housing Zoning Changes

  The Palo Alto City Council has approved a new zoning tool to help loosen development standards for 100% affordable, multi-family housing projects located...[more]
Council Approves Affordable Housing Zoning Changesmore ]
Feb. 12, 2018 Housing Work Plan Approved by Council
  The City Council addressed one its most pressing Priorities this year when it unanimously approved a Housing Work Plan at its meeting on Feb. 12...[more]
Feb. 3, 2018 Council Adopts 2018 Priorities 
  At their annual retreat on Feb. 3, the City Council adopted four priorities for 2018 to focus their work for the year...[more]

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