MAMMOTH LAKES HOUSING, INC.
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, July 7, 2014
Mammoth Lakes Housing Conference Room
587 Old Mammoth Rd.
I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
Members Present: Bill Taylor, Kirk Stapp, Colin Fernie, Lindsay Barksdale, and Tom Mazaitis
Members Absent: Larry Johnston
Staff: Jennifer Halferty and Patricia Kent
Public: Katie Vane
III. Public Comments
There were no comments from the public.
IV. Approval of Minutes from the June 2, 2014 BOD Meeting
Bill Taylor made a motion to approve the minutes. Lindsay Barksdale seconded the motion. Tom Mazaitis and Colin Fernie abstained. The motion passed 3-0.
V. Board Member Reports
Bill Taylor asked for an update regarding the potential conflict of interest brought forward by Town Attorney, Andy Morris on 6/18/14. Jennifer Halferty reported that after finding the definition of “Business Entity” within the CA Government Code, the conflict does not pertain to non-profit entities. Andy Morris announced this finding at the 7/2/14 Town Council meeting.
Bill Taylor asked for an update regarding the CBIA litigation regarding inclusionary zoning. Jennifer Halferty reported that after an appeal, the CBIA v. San Jose case would be heard before the Supreme Court. This case deals with inclusionary housing in for-sale developments. The case has not been scheduled yet.
VI. MLH Monthly Status Report
Jennifer Halferty reported that the CA State Budget has a $100 million in General Fund surplus set aside for affordable housing. Additionally, the State has approved an affordable housing set-aside of 10% of Cap + Trade funds beginning in 2015. The rural housing community will need to think of creative ways to harness these funds since currently the distribution mechanism has been proposed as Transit Oriented Development (TOD) which rural communities don’t benefit from. Kirk Stapp pointed out the increase in unique visitors to our website.
VII. Review and Discussion of the Administrative Draft Alternative Housing Mitigation Plan for the Inn at the Village Subsequent Environmental Impact Report
Jennifer Halferty recapped the AHMP for new Board members. She noted an update in the AHMP from 6.5 EHU credits to 4.5 EHU credits.
The Housing In-lieu Fee was discussed. The funds are restricted to be used on any kind of project or program which produces housing.
Town staff has presented the Board’s questions to the developer and is still waiting for answers.
VIII. Review and Discussion of Draft Town of Mammoth Lakes Comprehensive Workforce Housing Strategy
Bill Taylor suggested that some elements were missing including: goals & objectives, targets, obstacles, resources, and regulatory tools. He suggested tying the document more obviously to the Housing Element Update.
Staff will meet with Bill Taylor to flesh out these sections before delivering the document to Town staff for review.