Measure C - Emeryville Affordable Housing Bond

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The City of Emeryville serves a diverse population of approximately 12,000 people. Emeryville is a great place to live, do business, raise a family and retire. Our city services, arts programs, parks and cultural amenities allow our community to thrive as an urban center. We are proud that a recent survey of Emeryville residents showed very high favorability for the quality of life and the quality of city services. The City of Emeryville has been identifying urgent needs to help increase aff ordable housing at all income levels.

Measure C - Maintaining Affordability and Quality of Life

Quality of Life in Emeryville

As our community grows and continues to develop, the shortage of aff ordable housing presents a recurring issue. We want all residents to be able to live in safe, decent, aff ordable homes and still have enough money for groceries and other basic necessities. Emeryville needs locally-controlled funding to provide safe and aff ordable housing for families, seniors, veterans, local artists, people with disabilities and people experiencing homelessness.

Measure C Addresses the Affordable Housing Shortage

On March 6, City Council placed a $50 million aff ordable housing bond on the June 5, 2018 ballot to provide affordable local housing and prevent displacement of Emeryville residents. Measure C would:

  • Provide affordable local housing
  • Prevent displacement of vulnerable populations in Emeryville, including low and moderate-income households, veterans, seniors and people with disabilities
  • Provide permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness
  • Help low and middle-income households purchase homes and stay in the community

Fiscal Accountability and Responsibility

  • By law, all funds would stay local and could not be taken by the State
  • The use of funds would be subject to independent individuals’ oversight
  • Mandatory annual audits would be required
  • Measure C would cost typical property owners approximately $49 per $100,000 of assessed (not market) home value per year

Background Materials

  • Staff Report (February 20, 2018, City Council Meeting)
  • Resolutions
    • Resolution No. 18-20 (passed at the February 20, 2018, City Council Meeting)
      Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Emeryville Calling A Special Municipal Election On June 5, 2018; Ordering The Submission To The Qualified Electors Of The City Of Emeryville A Measure To Approve Issuance Of An Affordable Housing Bond; Requesting That the Alameda County Board Of Supervisors Permit Consolidation Of The Emeryville Special Municipal Election With The Statewide Direct City of Emeryville Page 5 of 7 Printed on 2/28/2018 City Council AGENDA February 20, 2018 Primary Election To Be Held On The Same Date; Requesting That The County Registrar Perform Certain Election Services In Connection With Said Consolidated Election; And Authorizing The City To Reimburse The County Registrar Of Voters For Election Services Performed.
    • Resolution No. 18-21 (passed at the February 20, 2018, City Council Meeting)
      Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Emeryville Determining That The Public Interest And Necessity Demand The Development Of Affordable Housing Projects And The Financing Of Projects Relating Thereto Through The Issuance Of General Obligation Bonds.
  • Ordinances
    • Draft Ordinance (passed at the February 20, 2018, City Council Meeting)
    • Ordinance No. 18-002 (passed at the March 6, 2018, City Council Meeting)
      An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of Emeryville Calling A Special Election And Ordering The Submission Of A Proposition Incurring Bonded Debt For The Purpose Of Financing Affordable Housing Projects To The Qualified Voters Of The City Of Emeryville At The Special Municipal Election To Be Held On June 5, 2018.
  • Housing Element

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