Councilmember Licata left office on January 1, 2016.
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Urban Politics #259: Multi-Family Tax Exemption Program

June 12th, 2008

The Mayor has recently proposed changes to an important affordable housing program that would greatly undermine its effectiveness. This program, the Multi-Family Tax Exemption (MFTE) has helped produce 763 units of long-term, low-income housing since 2004. Under the new proposal, this program will 1) subsidize private developers to build units at essentially market rents, 2) expand the program to build units in neighborhoods that have already met growth targets and 3) raise rents and taxes for the rest of us to pay for it.


Urban Politics #176: Two Key Votes On Monday

March 12th, 2004

On Monday the City Council will cast two key votes: one on a multifamily housing tax exemption, and another on the Nucor steel City Light contract. They represent shifting millions of tax dollars from developers to homeowners and shifting electrical charges from a single company to other City Light ratepayers.