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RESOLUTION NO. 19-1064 <br /> RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PLEASANTON <br /> SUPPORTING THE TRI-VALLEY CITIES HOUSING AND POLICY FRAMEWORK AS A <br /> SUPPLEMENT TO THE TRI-VALLEY CITIES LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK ON <br /> HOUSING MATTERS <br /> WHEREAS, in 2017 the Tri-Valley cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San <br /> Ramon and the Town of Danville (collectively known as the "Tri-Valley Cities") acknowledge the <br /> importance of collaborating on a legislative advocacy framework, which resulted in the <br /> development of the Tri-Valley Cities Legislative Framework; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Tri-Valley Cities recognize and respect the local needs and character of <br /> each community, and have a shared interest in maintaining local control of decision-making <br /> related to all aspects of the management of each jurisdiction, including but not limited to financial, <br /> land use and development, and growth-related matters; and <br /> WHEREAS, in January of 2017, the State of California published a report titled <br /> "California's Housing Future: Opportunities and Challenges," which documented the negative <br /> consequences of the historic underproduction of housing in California, including an increasing <br /> affordability gap, falling rates of homeownership, disproportionate rates of homelessness, and <br /> issues such as urban sprawl and traffic congestion. Collectively, these issues have been <br /> identified by legislators as part of a statewide "housing crisis"; and <br /> WHEREAS, in September of 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the <br /> "Housing Package" consisting of 15 new bills focused on funding, permit streamlining, and <br /> increased enforcement and accountability for local governments with respect to implementation <br /> of the Housing Element; and <br /> WHEREAS, in 2018, State legislators approved, and the Governor signed into law several <br /> additional housing bills; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission formed the Committee to House <br /> the Bay Area (CASA) to address the housing challenges in the Bay Area; and <br /> WHEREAS, in December 2018 the Committee to House the Bay Area released an <br /> ambitious 10-point plan, known as the CASA Compact, to serve as state legislative research data <br /> for future housing legislation; and <br /> WHEREAS, the State's focus on the affordable housing challenges is likely to continue <br /> for the foreseeable future with new legislation that will impact local jurisdictions; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Tri-Valley Cities recognize the substantial challenge of providing <br /> adequate and affordable housing opportunities in the region, and the shared responsibility of all <br /> communities across the State to help address these needs; and <br /> WHEREAS, there is a unique opportunity for the Tri-Valley Cities to work together, to <br /> develop a collaborative response to influence legislative efforts at the State towards outcomes <br /> that address housing needs, while respecting community character and desire for local control of <br /> decision making; and <br />