STFNA Board Votes to Oppose San Jose "Opportunity Housing" Proposal

In June 2021, the San Jose City Council will vote on whether to accept a recommendation of the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan Task Force to eliminate single-family zoning throughout the City.  The recommendation, known as Opportunity Housing, would allow up to four dwelling units on parcels within neighborhoods that are currently zoned for single-family residences.

After careful consideration, the Board of Directors of the Santa Teresa Foothills Neighborhood Association has voted to oppose this recommendation for the reasons cited in the attached letter.

About the Association

The Santa Teresa Foothills Neighborhood Association was formed in 2000 to address community issues in the south San Jose area generally bounded by Santa Teresa Boulevard on the north, the Santa Teresa Foothills on the south, Cottle Road on the east, and Winfield Boulevard/Almaden Lake Park on the west (see map below). Although we are willing to work on any issue which affects our neighborhoods, we have initially identified the following priorities:

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