Evanston needs stronger affordable housing ordinance

Remarks before the City Council Planning and Development Committee meeting Monday night:

I want to make it clear this evening that I support the alternative proposals of the Housing Commission regarding the set aside percentage, the fee-in-lieu option, the affordability period and allowing not-for-profits to purchase inclusionary units. However, I also wish to raise other issues about the ordinance, dated 3/22/06 to which I will make reference.