Salina accepts housing study as ‘guide’

Salina city commissioners accepted a new housing study as a “guide,” but not as policy, at their regular meeting Monday, voting 5-0.

Commissioner Trent Davis asked how accepting the report obligates the City Commission to consider implementing some of the suggestions.

“I would say absolutely zero,” said City Manager Jason Gage, who said it wouldn’t be followed as if it were a regulations manual.

The $50,000 housing study by RDG Design, titled “Live Salina: A Strategic Housing Plan,” contains several “overall policy directions.”

The survey policy reads: “Public financing, including special assessments can be used to meet the demand for new construction of higher-end homes, necessary to support higher-end job growth and to open lower-price-point housing.”

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