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SJ City Council stymied by cost of housing goals that it agreed to meet

Anti-tax councilmember: “I did.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 13th, 2018

KC Council readies to trade parking spots for lower-cost apartments

Kansas City appears ready to relax parking requirements for developers who add to the affordable housing stock. The City Council’s Housing Committee voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of an ordinance that would cut the requirement for devel.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 11th, 2019

Redwood City OKs Sobrato housing, office project to accommodate thousands

A large, multi-use development that will house around 1,400 residents and accommodate 1,720 workers got the unanimous approval of Redwood City leaders Monday night. The City Council voted to approve the Broadway Plaza project from the Cupertino-based.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 22nd, 2019

City officials propose subsidies, task force for three-quarter housing

City Council members have proposed legislation that would require a task force for three-quarter and , would create a task force made up of inspectors from the Human Resources Administration, the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 3rd, 2019

City Council commits up to $47 million for Old Sac plans

Sacramento City Council voted to put the money behind the lofty goals for Old Sacramento Tuesday night, committing $5 million in transient-occupancy taxes and up to $42 million in other financing. With a 7-0 vote and two council members absent, th.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 1st, 2019

FC Cincinnati to meet with West End residents, won’t comply with council motion

Jeff Berding, president and general manager of FC Cincinnati, said the team will meet as soon as possible with residents of two buildings near its more than $250 million stadium but it won’t comply with Cincinnati City Council’s motion to move residen.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 26th, 2019

Volkswagen management and works council divided over restructuring plans

Volkswagen's supervisory board is set to meet on Friday to discuss the company's ambitious cost-reduction plans, Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday, citing company sources......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 20th, 2019

San Jose mayor proposes tax breaks for high-rise residential developers in quest to meet elusive housing goals

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo says high-rise developments are burdened with millions in fees that ultimately make their construction infeasible, and he wants to change that......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 19th, 2019

Council approves incentives to support 213 potential jobs for downtown Greensboro

The city of Greensboro agreed today to kick-in $426,000 in incentives to support a project that could potentially bring 213 jobs to downtown Greensboro. In a March 15 special meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to approve the incentives to h.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 15th, 2019

Former Dallas City Council member pleads guilty to taking bribes from developer, DMN reports

A former Dallas city council member who represented South Dallas from 2007 to 2015 has pleaded guilty to taking bribes from a real estate developer, the Dallas Morning News reports. Carolyn Davis took $40,000 to push an affordable housing project .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 1st, 2019

Grappling with soaring housing costs, San Jose again enacts new rules for apartment landlords

The San Jose City Council once again tinkered with the city’s apartment rental regulations in hopes of protecting residents most vulnerable to the vicious market without encouraging landlords and developers to take their business elsewhere......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 25th, 2018

Real estate group opposes CodeNext"s final draft as petition is certified, hearings to begin

The Real Estate Council of Austin doesn't support the third and final draft of CodeNext; they say it doesn't do enough to boost boost transit or affordable housing, or simplify the city's permitting process......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 24th, 2018

$851 million Austin bond package would fund affordable housing, parks

An $851 million bond that could go before Austin voters this November would funnel money to affordable housing efforts, parks, city-owned buildings and other infrastructure. Austin City Council on Tuesday got its first chance to check out the proposed bo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 11th, 2018

Here"s how Palo Alto City Council plans to build more affordable housing

In a city where the median home value is $3.2 million, "affordable" housing eludes both the poor and middle class......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 10th, 2018

Meet Xenia’s city council

The Xenia city council exercises the powers and authority of a municipal corporation as determined by the constitution of the State of Ohio and the Charter and ordinances of the City of Xenia. The council is composed of se.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 6th, 2018

Amazon halts Seattle growth, flexing muscles on tax threat

Amazon.com Inc. is playing hardball with its hometown of Seattle as the city council nears a vote on a new tax targeting large employers to address homelessness and housing affordability......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 2nd, 2018

Amazon halts Seattle growth, flexing muscles on tax threat

Amazon.com Inc. is playing hardball with its hometown of Seattle as the city council nears a vote on a new tax targeting large employers to address homelessness and housing affordability......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 2nd, 2018

City renters paid extra $616 million thanks to Airbnb, Stringer says

The cost of Airbnb to New York renters: $616 million. That's the conclusion of a new report by city Comptroller Scott Stringer that details the home-sharing website's impact on housing affordability... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 3rd, 2018

Seattle City Council approves head tax to raise $237 million for homeless services and housing

Mayor Jenny Durkan is expected to sign the legislation after brokering a reduced tax with Amazon.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 14th, 2018

Seattle wants housing for the homeless; Amazon, others to pay more tax

Seattle's city council on Monday approved a new tax for the city's biggest companies, including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), to combat a housing crisis attributed in part to a local economic boom that has.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 15th, 2018

Starbucks slams Seattle"s new big business tax

Starbucks was scathing Tuesday in its criticism of the Seattle City Council, which on Monday unanimously passed a controversial tax on big businesses to help fund affordable housing and fight homelessness......»»

Category: topSource: cnnMay 15th, 2018