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RESOLUTION 2012 -008 <br />RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />RATIFYING THE 2007 TO 2014 HOUSING ELEMENT (DATED NOVEMBER 1, 2010) <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los adopted the 2020 General Plan along with the certification <br />of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on September 20, 2010; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town Council and Planning Commission further discussed the Housing <br />Element of the General Plan in a study session, duly noticed to the public, on October 18, 2010; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the Town duly noticed a public hearing for consideration and approval of <br />the Housing Element at a regularly scheduled Town Council meeting on November 1, 2010; and <br />WHEREAS, Town Council conducted a public hearing on November 1, 2010, pursuant <br />to published notification, at a regularly scheduled meeting and approved the Housing Element <br />dated November 1, 2010; and <br />WHEREAS, the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) <br />reviewed and certified the Town of Los Gatos Housing Element on April 2011; and <br />WHEREAS, on September 19, 2011, Town Council considered the revisions to the <br />Housing Element and requested staff to develop density and land use standards regarding the <br />Affordable Housing Overlay Zone (AHOZ) sites discussed in the Housing Element; and <br />WHEREAS, the General Plan Committee (GPC) has been convened to review and consider <br />the density and standards for the AHOZ sites; and <br />WHEREAS, the GPC considered new methods to control density and the Town Code <br />contains existing development standards that when used in combination will ensure compatibility of <br />the AHOZ sites with the surrounding neighborhoods; <br />WHEREAS, in consideration of the State law requirement to adopt a valid Housing <br />Element and the work that the GPC has accomplished to date, the Town Council finds it is in the <br />best interest of the community to have a certified Housing Element; and, <br />WHEREAS, the Town has the ability to make amendments to the Housing Element at a <br />later date to refine the AHOZ standards and densities; <br />