submit your comments on the draft general plan by thursday, november 30
Talking Points Highlights
Restore the “Incremental Infill” designation for R1 and R2 residential neighborhoods.
Develop a robust incentive program to enable homeowners to rent ADUs at affordable prices.
Adopt an affordable housing overlay to facilitate citywide development of 100% affordable housing sites.
Immediately fund a study to develop the density bonuses and other incentives that will maximize production of affordable housing in Culver City.
Use the Culver City Proclamation of the Local Emergency regarding Homelessness to jumpstart streamlining the approval process for affordable housing.
Start the research now about funding sources for affordable housing development.
LAND USE AND COMMUNITY DESIGN ELEMENT
There should be a single Mixed Use Corridor designation, with 50 dwelling units per acre (du/ac) minimum.
The acute shortage of housing in Culver City means that we need to provide developers with multiple options to propose new construction or reuse of buildings.
REIMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY ELEMENT
Culver City General Plan should include the Reimagining Public Safety Element.
The Draft Reimagining Public Safety Element that was removed incorporated extensive public input, including a survey with more than 2,500 respondents, far more than other Culver City surveys used to determine public policy.
Acknowledges the role of police in enforcing a racial caste system and the costs of mass incarceration to communities.
Reviews other Culver City and regional agencies that can address social problems in place of police.
Recognizes that many crimes are driven by desperation, and it is more humane and effective to provide for basic human needs than to punish those who find no legal means to meet them.
Recognizes that victims of crime are poorly served by the current system, rarely receiving restorative services.
Sets a target budget level of no more than half of what the city spends on all other public safety programs combined.