At last Tuesday’s City Council meeting the Council unanimously voted to pass on the affordable housing zoning proposal offered by Sustainable Saratoga to the county and city planning boards.
In today’s (August 20) Saratogian, reporter Travis Clark wrote that at the city council meeting, Mayor Yepsen told the council that she had received a letter from the Saratoga Builders Association supporting the proposed ordinance. Clark went on to write that the letter from the Association was dated August 1 which pre-dated Sustainable Saratoga’s proposal. Mr. Clark contacted Barry Potoker, the SBA Executive Director. He contradicted the Mayor, telling Clark that his group is not supporting the proposal at this time.
It will be interesting to see what the county and city planning boards do with the proposal. Both boards are dominated by the developer/builder network. If they endorse the proposal, I expect it to sail on to adoption. If they oppose the proposal, given the history of the council, it will be in some jeopardy.