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City Council hears testimony on new regulations for mass shelters and short-term housing

On November 2, City Council held a hearing on the Planning and Sustainability Commission’s recommended Zoning Code update for mass shelters and short term housing. Commissioners also considered a staff memo of amendments responding to suggestions from Commissioner Saltzman’s office. 

Several people testified in support of the proposal. At the conclusion of the hearing, the City Council agreed to include the additional amendments in the overall package.

Council will hold a second reading and vote on the code update as amended on November 9, 2016. If approved, the regulations will become effective 30 days after the vote.