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The Chaffee Housing Authority (CHA) will be holding a special board meeting, scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 at the Touber Building, 440 East First Street in Salida.

On the agenda under New Business are presentations on state legislation that affects local housing, such as SB 23-213, a land use bill championed by Governor Polis which would curtail local government authority to prohibit zoning for certain types of housing; and Proposition 123, passed in 2022, which provides for millions of dollars for affordable housing projects.

There will also be a discussion of the South Ark Neighborhood master plan process as well as an update on the future of  the Safe Outdoor Spaces (SOS) program, led by CHA Chair Craig Nielson and housing advocate “Salty” Riggs, founder of BETCH.

Rounding out the agenda are items left over from the CHA’s April regular meeting: an update on Jane’s Place, the CHA transitional housing project, and continuation of the post-mortem discussion of the failure of the affordable housing ballot issue Proposition 6A. The Board will then go into Executive Session to discuss sample language for a Conflict of Interest memorandum.

An agenda for the special meeting, as well as remote access information, can be found here.