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Portola Valley’s housing element doesn’t meet state standards, HCD says

Original post made on Jul 31, 2023

The Portola Valley Town Council had a bumpy road to passing its housing element in May, a moment met with relief but also uncertainty about whether it would measure up to state standards. The town got its answer last week: Not quite.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 31, 2023, 11:24 AM

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Posted by PV Resident
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Jul 31, 2023 at 3:58 pm

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Tell Sacramento to stick it!
Let the communities decide their futures.
Time to take the state back!

Posted by Joseph E. Davis
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jul 31, 2023 at 4:12 pm

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Enjoy the skyscraper next door, courtesy of the builder’s remedy and our wise legislators!

Posted by new guy
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 2, 2023 at 12:56 pm

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This is simply a massive policy failure by Sacramento. Original guidance allowed for ADUs to count towards required numbers. HCD and their YIMBY law friends somehow have been allowed to provide feedback to this town and other local towns that is not in their documentation. "Significant and robust actions" - what does that mean? Menlo Park in their first rejection was asked to analyze why a section of town had a high % of single Mothers?

Menlo Park hired consultants ($1+ million so far) to get us in the same situation. Any builders remedy project will end up in court, and judges will be left to interpret "compliance".

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