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File #: 21-721    Version: 1 Name: Discussion of Linkage Fee
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 2/18/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 3/15/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Discussion of an Affordable Housing Linkage Fee; and (2) Provide Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.
Attachments: 1. 194059_Culver City AH Commercial Linkage Fee Nexus Study final draft, 2. Culver City AH Linkage Fee_Background and Context Memo, 3. CC Linkage Fee Study_Frequently Asked Questions
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CC - (1) Discussion of an Affordable Housing Linkage Fee; and (2) Provide Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.

Meeting Date: March 15, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Todd Tipton -CDD/Economic Development
Tevis Barnes - CDD/Housing

Phone Number: (310) 253-5783
(310) 253-5782

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council, (03/11/2021); Committee on Homelessness (03/11/2021); Finance Advisory Committee (03/11/2021); Landlord Tenant Mediation Board (03/11/21); Chamber of Commerce (03/11/2021);

Department Approval: Sol Blumenfeld, Community Development Director (02/22/2021)


Staff recommends the City Council (1) discuss an affordable housing linkage fee; and (2) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


The City Council has expressed interest in facilitating the production of low, moderate and workforce housing in the City in order to address the problem of housing affordability1 and satisfying state and regional affordable housing mandates. To date, the City Council adopted Rent Control and Tenant Protection Ordinances and recently adopted a Mixed Use Inclusionary Ordinance to preserve existing affordable units and expand opportunities for new affordable unit development.

The City Council also expressed interest in pursuing Linkage Fees. With the wind down of redevelopment agencies in 2012, most cities have struggled with facilitating affordable housing production and have turned to mandatory inclusionary housing requirements and affordable housing development impact fees, also called "Linkage Fees" to create new affordable housing. A proposed Linkage Fee was recommended for City Council consideration in the 2019 Housing Division workplan.

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