• Later that same evening in a meeting that begins at 7:30 p.m., Mayor John Richards will name nine members to the new ad hoc committee looking into the complex and controversial issue of affordable housing in town. Thirteen residents applied for membership. In terms of geographic diversity, they've got it; their map locations could almost be suitable to indicate the town's neighborhoods. Looked at in terms of experience as civic volunteers, the list is familiar. Nine applicants, or 70 percent of them, either already are or have been members of other town committees.
The council will also hear a report from the Bicycle, Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Committee. A report shows strong support for widening the road shoulders on Alpine and Portola roads, but seems to show little support for formally designing and designating the shoulders as bike lanes.
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