Item 30 Health South

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Natasha Harper-Madison
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Item 30 Health South

Post by Natasha Harper-Madison » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:00 am

Good morning colleagues,

I indicated on Tuesday that I was open to postponing to this item. However, subsequent conversations with my colleagues and with staff have given me confidence that the best course of action is to go ahead and move forward now.
I am prepared to approve this item today with additional direction for staff when negotiating the Master Development Agreement, such as pursuing a long-term lease, exploring the reassessment of parking needs and utilizing tools such as decoupling in order to free up funds to provide even more on-site affordable housing.
I also support providing direction to explore the incorporation of a live music venue space, child care and incorporating worker protection, and how best to allocate surplus funds, as suggested by CM Tovo the mayor and CM Casar.
I look forward to continuing the dialogue.

Kind regards,
NHM
Natasha Harper-Madison
Council Member District 1