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Planning Commission to Look at Future of Local Housing, Rules for Electric Vehicle Charging Docks

Piedmont City Hall entrance. Photo credit: Charles Burress.
Piedmont City Hall entrance. Photo credit: Charles Burress.
Piedmont's Planning Commission on Monday will look at two issues that could ultimately affect many local residents: the future of housing in the city and potential changes to regulations for electric vehicle charging docks.

First up will be a study session on Piedmont's housing needs, including statistical data on Piedmont's demographics, household types, and housing stock. according to an email from City Planner Kate Black.

"New census data will be reviewed to highlight demographic changes in Piedmont during the last decade, including data on persons with special housing needs," Black wrote. "The data may provide the basis for new local housing policies and actions."

Black said the study session is part of a process that will lead to an updated Housing Element for the city by Jan. 15, 2015, as required by the state. The Housing Element is a state-mandated document which presents the city's policies and programs for meeting the housing needs of all Piedmont residents.

The study session will be the first item on the agenda when the commission meets Monday, Jan. 13, at 5 p.m. and will last from 45 minutes to an hour, Black said.

The session will be informational only and the commission will not take any action.

Members of the public will have the chance to comment. 

Black said there will also be many chances for the public to provide input on the Housing Element over the next year, including future public workshops and hearings.

Later at the meeting, after commissioners consider three applications for design review, planning staff will report on a variety of installations of electric vehicle charging docks proposed in recent Piedmont applications and review existing rules regarding the devices.

The commission is expected to provide some direction on the type of regulations it would like to see in the future.

The meeting will be held in the City Hall council chambers, 120 Vista Ave., and broadcast on KCOM, cable channel 20.

The complete meeting agenda is available on the City of Piedmont website here.

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