City Manager's Working Group

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The community has expressed a strong interest in working with City staff on solutions to housing concerns. In response, a City Manager’s Working Group has been brought together to address housing issues and work to reach consensus on recommendations regarding housing policies. The group is made up of twenty three community members from all over the city representing a range of community perspectives.

The first meeting of the group was held on October 25, 2010. See below for all meeting dates and materials. This meeting focused on the organization and role of the group and their discussions extended into concerns and aspirations for the future of Novato. The group will continue to meet over the coming months in order to develop their recommendations. The focus of the group will be developed by consensus of the group members but topics for discussion may include:

    Concerns about housing and crime

    State law requirements

    Review of sites available for housing

    How other jurisdictions are addressing housing issues

    Density and compatibility with existing development

A key issue for the Working Group discussions will be sites for housing and it is expected that the Group will have recommendations leading to a new or revised listing of possible housing sites.

The Group’s meetings are open to the public but in order to allow the community members on the committee to have purposeful and effective discussion, public comment is not presently included in the agenda.

I am looking forward to working closely with this group as they prepare recommendations for housing solutions that work for Novato and I will keep you informed of their activities.

David Wallace
Community Development Director 

June 21,
2011

City Council Meeting to gather comments on possible inclusion of properties on a list of sites to be included in a draft Housing element.

June 8,
2011

Agenda & Attachments

June 1,
2011
Agenda & Attachments

May 25,
2011

Agenda, attachments meeting format and ground rules    Video
May 19,
2011
Agenda & Attachments
May 11,
2011
Agenda & Attachments
May 4,
2011
Agenda & Attachments
April 27,
2011
Agenda & Attachments
April 20,
2011
Agenda & Attachments
April 13,
2011
Agenda & Attachments
March 23,
2011
Agenda & Attachments

March 9,
2011

Agenda & Attachments
February 23,
2011
Agenda
February 9,
2011
Agenda
January 26,
2011
Agenda & Attachments    Map
January 12,
2011
Agenda & Attachments
December 8,
2010
Agenda & Attachments

November 17,
2010

City Manager's Working Group on the Housing Element Update

Agenda & Attachments

October 28,
2010
Housing Element Update from Community Development Director
October 25,
2010

City Manager's Working Group on the Housing Element Update

Meeting Documents (pdf):

Agenda

Housing Working Group Purpose

Roles and Responsibilities of the Working Group Members

Phases

10 Ground Rules for Successful Meetings

Center for Collaborative Policy

    Susan Sherry, Executive Director - Resume

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