For the first time this year, Santa Rosa residents are saying that housing is the number one issue when they go to the ballot box.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise: many of our friends and neighbors are being priced out of neighborhoods they’ve lived in their whole lives. Now more than ever, we need to discuss bold solutions, so that we can define the Santa Rosa we want and not let rising housing costs and population growth define us.
That’s why I'm putting forward my plan to address Santa Rosa’s housing crisis in full detail. You can find the full plan here. These are tangible, reasonable steps that our city can take to prevent a housing catastrophe in the near future. If elected to City Council, my first priority will be to push for these reforms and address rising housing costs across Santa Rosa:
Promoting higher-density developments to increase revenue for the city and protect open space.
Establishing a housing trust to protect against gentrification and get low-to-moderate residents on a pathway to homeownership.
Closing the housing deficit by streamlining the permitting process.
Reducing/deferring/restructuring impact fees to support more sustainable development.
Establishing land assembly and development readiness policies that will support the construction of more affordable housing and increase the prevalence of mixed-income neighborhoods.
You can take a look at the full plan when you get the chance. By implementing these steps, we can prepare for the future while preserving what we all love about Santa Rosa.
Thank you for all your support. Look forward to seeing you around!