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Preserve the City’s Housing Opportunity Ordinance. Maintain the in-lieu fee payment at $15 for all residential projects. Prohibit the diversion of money for affordable housing to public safety programs. Allow money for affordable housing to be used for Cooperative Housing Programs.
Put money into building Santa Ana communities, not policing them!
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