Goal H-4: Mitigate any potential constraints to housing production and affordability.
Pursuant to State law, the City is obligated to address, and where legally possible, remove governmental constraints affecting the maintenance, improvement, and development of housing. Removing constraints on housing development can help address housing needs in the City by expediting construction, and lowering development costs.
The City shall review and adjust as appropriate residential development standards, regulations, ordinances, departmental processing procedures, and residential fees that are determined to be a constraint on the development of housing, particularly housing for lower- and moderate-income households and for persons with special needs.
The City shall strive to maintain and administer clear development standards, and approval procedures for a variety of housing types, including, but not limited to, multifamily housing and emergency shelters.