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City of San Mateo Municipal Code.

23.61.010 PURPOSE.

The purpose of this chapter is to:

(a) Enhance the public welfare by imposing an affordable housing commercial linkage fee whereby developers of commercial development projects will mitigate the impacts of their projects on the need for affordable housing by contribution to the supply of housing for households with very low, low, and moderate incomes; and

(b) Implement the Housing Element by creating a mechanism to provide benefits to the community from new commercial development in the form of affordable housing, thereby helping to meet the needs of all socio-economic elements of the community as provided in the Housing Element.