There’s been a lot of talk lately about whether business leaders did enough to find an alternative to the City Council’s decision this fall to raise the fee it charges commercial developers to help build subsidized housing.
Those leaders are now collecting signatures to try to overturn the increase, but what they did over the last two years to find another option keeps coming up.
Those in favor of the increase have said opponents didn’t offer any other solutions that would help build more low-cost housing for qualified residents. Opponents (who’ve banded together as the “Jobs Coalition”) say they offered plenty of alternatives.
The disagreement is persistent as the issue moves toward a possible place on the June ballot, so we decided to look into two recent statements.