The City Council is considering Impact Fees on new development. The links below prove that Impact Fees and other impediments to development interrupt the natural flow of housing production in cities.
The California Legislative Analyst’s Office report provides empirical evidence that market rate housing helps maintain and expand the stock of affordable housing. Impact Fees actually negatively impact affordable housing.
Legislative Analyst’s Office Report, February 9, 2016
Perspectives on Helping Low-Income Californians Afford Housing
Urban myth busting: New rental housing and median-income household
By Joe Cortright 17.2.2016
The poor are better off when we build housing for the rich
By Emily Badger, February 15, 2016