The other topic concerns affordable housing, and the next steps for the community. The council is set to consider a charter for a new committee, an ad hoc group of community members to discuss how to address the town's obligations to provide homes that people of moderate incomes can afford.
In a related agenda item, the council will also consider a resolution affirming Portola Valley's participation in the county's Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), according to a staff report. One apparent option for participating communities is the possible offloading of part of an affordable housing obligation.
"There has been discussion of whether the town could successfully reduce its RHNA obligations through a cooperative agreement with another jurisdiction," the staff report says. "At the town council's request, staff could contact other jurisdictions in our subregion to investigate this possibility."
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