STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on Council Committee Approval of Affordable Housing Linkage Fee

“Creating more affordable housing is one of the most important things we can do for the future of Los Angeles. I proposed the Affordable Housing Linkage Fee because we need to get that done as quickly as possible. This policy is a critical piece of our comprehensive strategy to combat the housing crisis, and it will support the production and preservation of more than a thousand new affordable units every year. I applaud the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, and Chair Jose Huizar, for their leadership in moving it forward today, and look forward to seeing the positive impact I know it will make in communities across our city.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti