On May possibly 18, 2021, 1 working day prior to the Town Council of Alhambra planned to deliberate on the latest negotiated revision to The Villages improvement, Wayne Ratkovich’s legal professional, Alexander M. DeGood, sent a threatening letter to the Town Council.
By Melissa Michelson
Before the City of Alhambra met in an unexpected emergency closed-door session, a several associates of the public spoke, urging the Council not to be distracted by what 1 member of the public, Todd Jones, termed lawful ‘scare tactics’ and bullying. In his community remark Jones cited SB167 Housing Accountability Act Portion H, contending the job isn’t lined by the Act stated in the lawyer’s letter simply because it doesn’t contain demanded degrees of pretty low- or minimal-profits housing referred to as for by the Act. Katie Chan, a commissioner on Alhambra’s Environmental Commission, expressed her stress and anger at Wayne Ratkovich and urged the council to say “no”.
In the Might 17, 2021 letter, DeGood writes, “The Housing Accountability Act boundaries the City’s authority to deny a housing task or lower its supposed density.”
DeGood contends that the applicants, Ratkovich and Elite Global Financial commitment, have “offered to supply important affordable housing,” and should really the Town deny the project, that would “give rise to an action beneath the Act,” forcing the City to settle for the advancement with no any reasonably priced housing.
The builders and sub-committee of the Metropolis Council have been negotiating since February 10, 2021 in a complete of 7 conferences, but the amount and amount of economical housing units has remained at 75 of the 545 luxurious rental units, and none of the 294 for-sale units. The 75 models would be supplied at the reasonable-earnings rental amount.
Also see Might 15, 2021: “The Villages Developers Have not Budged – Alhambra Council’s Concerns However Not Addressed”.
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Ratkovich’s attorney letter to the Metropolis Council.