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AB-915 Planning and zoning: density bonus: affordable housing ordinances.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/15/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 15, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 915


Introduced by Assembly Member Ting

February 16, 2017


An act to add Section 65915.4 to the Government Code, relating to housing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 915, as amended, Ting. Planning and zoning: housing. density bonus: affordable housing ordinances.
The Planning and Zoning Law requires, when an applicant proposes a housing development within the jurisdiction of a local government, that the city, county, or city and county provide the developer with a density bonus and other incentives or concessions for the production of lower income housing units or for the donation of land within the development if the developer, among other things, agrees to construct a specified percentage of units for very low, low-, or moderate-income households or qualifying residents.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would authorize local governments to require an applicant for a permit for a housing development to include affordable housing units in that development without receiving a density bonus or other incentives or concessions provided pursuant to the above-described provisions.

This bill would require a city, county, or city and county that has adopted an ordinance requiring an affordable housing minimum percentage for housing developments to apply that ordinance to the total number of housing units in the development, including any additional housing units granted pursuant to these provisions, unless the city, county, or city and county exempts those additional housing units from the ordinance.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 65915.4 is added to the Government Code, to read:

65915.4.
 If a city, county, or city and county has adopted an ordinance requiring an affordable housing minimum percentage for housing developments, the city, county, or city and county shall apply that ordinance to the total number of housing units in the development, including any additional housing units granted pursuant to Section 65915, unless the city, county, or city and county exempts those additional housing units from the ordinance.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would authorize local governments to require an applicant for a permit for a housing development to include affordable housing units in that development without receiving a density bonus or other incentives or concessions provided pursuant to Section 65915 of the Government Code.