CA law allows a bonus density credit for lower income housing, but the city wants to control all of that, by making it a senior project. They also want to just spot zone for themselves, thereby having an economic advantage. Private folks cannot build apartments or even duplexes at all.
From the other things they are doing in city council, I think (my opinion) they consider apartments to much of an expense on police services, hence why I think they tried to institute the $100. Apartment "inspection" fees which go only to city hall.
Too bad the apartment builders do not band together and get someone to process their plans threw the city. I think they could get support from the state redevelopment authority, since GT is not in compliance with their CRA housing
Grand Terrace will never be a real community until there is housing for all people who work in our town. Even those who earn minimum wage or are on government support, regardless of age, race, or income.
Grand Terrace will never be a real community as long as the city has a strangle hold on development and land use. Private development has not been allowed, or in some cases closed down by the city. YET, the city's pet projects, like the Blue Mt. Senior Villas, OAC, Town Center rush through Planning even though they are contrary to Established City plan's, and CRA Requirements.
Grand Terrace will never be a real community as long as nearly all our children are latch key kids, with parents commuting long distances to work.
Grand Terrace will never be a real community if we can't provide our own entertainment within the community. Parties and events paid for and put on by Outsiders are just flash and show, not community events.
Bring these and your other concerns to the Council and Courts if required to stop the adulteration of our City, our Property Rights, and our Community.