A strategic plan for developing affordable housing in Portola Valley is one of the topics the Town Council will be taking up tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 12) when it meets in the Historic Schoolhouse at 765 Portola Road. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Priorities might include creating a list of possible affordable housing programs and concepts for consideration by staff and the town's volunteer commissions and committees; a public outreach plan; and an ad hoc committee to explore options for building such housing, according to a staff report by Town Manager Jeremy Dennis.
The report includes ideas such as authorizing the construction of "junior second units," surveying employers in town on what they might like in terms of on-site housing, and housing on town-owned land.
The potential beneficiaries of such housing could be teachers, public safety officials, health care providers and residents who wish to age in the community, the report says.
Also on the agenda:
• Resetting council member elections to even years to comply with state law and coincide with federal and statewide elections, when voter turnout is higher.
• Revisiting water conservation with a proposal to maintain conservation targets.