The Evergreen Senior Homes Initiative
The San Jose/Santa Clara League strongly opposes this upcoming initiative.
This initiative has both a citywide policy and a project component. It establishes Senior Housing as a separate land use designation and separate overlay to the current GP 2040 coupled with a process to apply the overlay on underutilized employment lands. As such this designation will exempt all new Sr. Housing from:
THIS INITIATIVE IS IN OPPOSITION TO THE FOLLOWING LEAGUE POSITIONS:
Housing: Support of measures to provide state programs to increase the supply of safe, decent, and adequate housing for all Californians. Support for action at all levels of government for the provision of affordable housing for all Californians. State and Local Finances: State position encourages support of measures that ensure revenues sufficient enough to meet changing needs for local government services.
Land Use: Local land use planning should be utilized as a means to determine how local communities should change and develop. General plans should be used as a basis for zoning and other planning decisions at the local level. Land use decisions should relate to and protect the over all quality of the environment. In land use planning and regulation, government must provide for involvement of citizens in the earliest planning and regulatory stages and throughout the process adequate funding of the public information process, and development of mechanisms to minimize conflict of interest on the part of persons who make land use decisions. The San Jose/Santa Clara League fully supports GP 2040 for the city of San Jose.
Additionally the San Jose/Santa Clara league supports: