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<br />I <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />SENIOR CITIZEN <br />HOUS ING <br /> <br />F: I if <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />24: 990-8 <br /> <br />MINUTES <br /> <br />ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF TIlE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />DECEMBER 4, 1979 <br /> <br />The City Council met in an adjourned regular session on December 4, <br />1979 at 5 p.m. in the Arcadia City Hall Conference Room. <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT : <br /> <br />Councilmen Gilb, Parry, Pellegrino, Margett <br />Councilman Saelid <br /> <br />On MOTION by Councilman Gilb, seconded by <br />carried unanimously Councilman Saelid was <br />handicap. <br /> <br />Councilman Parry and <br />excused due to a physical <br /> <br /><}"f <br /> <br />At the City Council meeting of October 23, 1979 presentations were <br />submitted by two reputable organizations in the development of <br />housing for the elderly. Staff was asked at that time to prepare <br />a report and the Planning Director explained that the City has currently <br />a Housing Element but the State Guidelines have been amended and before <br />a Housing Assistance Plan can be developed the City must have a General <br />Plan Housing Element consistent with those Guidelines. It was noted <br />that the Housing Element must be responsive to the housing needs of <br />a fair share of those households which do not live in the locality <br />but whose housing opportunities would be affected by the planning <br />decisions of the locality. The Guidelines authorize the Department <br />of Housing and Community Development to review local housing elements <br />for conformity with the Guidelines and the adequacy of the Element. <br />It has been determined that Arcadia should be providing 3000 low and <br />moderate income housing units as its share of the larger community <br />need. <br /> <br />Council reviewed the recommended actions to implement the Housing <br />Element for the City of Monterey Park and the economic factors were <br />discussed, It was agreed that Arcadia ~ould not want to be as <br />involved as Monterey Park in order to receive block grant funding <br />from HUD. <br /> <br />Discussion held on the possibility of the City purchasing an apart- <br />ment complex, increasing the number of units by reduction in the size <br />of the apartments " the housing element could be pursued without <br />commitment. Staff said it would be best to employ someone with exper- <br />tise in this area. The City does have a Housing Element and Housing <br />Assistance Plan but it is inconclusive as to whether or not a private <br />developer could use these two and convince HUD that they are adequate. <br /> <br />Some discussion held on going to revenue bonds to construct the <br />units and the need of going to the electorate for approval - regardless <br />of where located - in the redevelopment area or elsewhere .. in this <br />way the City would not have to look to HUD for funding. <br /> <br />It was the consensus of Council that a need for senior citizen housing <br />is apparent but first it should be determined if a private developer <br />could move with the existing Housing Element and Housing Assistance <br />Plan; also a recommention on the site. It was then MOVED by Councilman <br />Parry, seconded by Councilman Gilb and carried on roll call vote as <br />follows that staff contact Thomas Safran of SWOGO Associates and pro- <br />pound to him the concerns of Council and that a meeting be scheduled. <br />with him for January 15, 1980 at 5 p.m. (If this date is not convenient <br />staff will so advise on December 18.) <br /> <br />AYES <br />NOES <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Gilb, Parry, Pellegrino, Margett <br />None <br />Councilman Saelid <br /> <br />-1- <br /> <br />12-4-79 <br />