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Sonora, Ca — A decision to approve an affordable housing ordinance for Tuolumne County took a step forward this afternoon.

A group of interested citizens has recently been working to put together an ordinance that finds a middle ground for advocates of affordable housing and those in the building industry who are against the idea.

The board voted to send a proposed ordinance to staff for review, and it will come back up for vote on March 11th.

It would require that 10% of all new developments be in the affordable category if there are 10 or more units. The homes would then stay in that category for a period of 15 years.

The decision to send the ordinance to staff was approved 4-0-1. Liz Bass was the abstention.

Written by BJ Hansen