The Town Council appointed the General Plan Committee (consisting of Planning Commissioners, Town Council members, and appointed community representatives) and additional community representatives to a Housing Element Advisory Board (HEAB). All of its meetings were open to the public with opportunities for verbal and written testimony. The HEAB considered multiple locations for the new housing as well as significant technical issues. After considering public input and a variety of issues, the HEAB recommended that one of the sites for new housing should be the North 40.
The Planning Commission conducted its required public hearings on the draft Housing Element and also made its recommendations. The Town Council considered both sets of recommendations as well as additional public testimony when it made the final decision to adopt the housing element. The Council’s final decision on planned locations for new housing included the North 40. All of the deliberations and materials regarding the Housing Element can be found here.