How things work in Leucaida
1. Low income family lives in an old house on greenhouse property.
2. Developer subdivides property and asks for a density bonus, that is only available to those doing large developments and is granted regardless of proximity to mass transit or a local coffee shop.
3. Developer gets density bonus for providing a place for low income people to live. Yes, it can be the same house that was already occupied by low income families and, yes, you can end up with less free market low income housing in the end.
4. Developer builds out the development and the old house is bulldozed. Zero low income housing.
Bloggers note: Below shows where there was once a home housing a lower income family and now awaiting (years) to become a density bonus low income house.
1. Make it a council goal to adopt a density bonus ordinance that closes grand canyon loopholes and makes sure it is consistent with other city goals,
2. work with our state reps to change the state law. The council (disingenuously?) complains about density bonus but does not follow through on changing the law.