OPA Update July 21, 2023

July 21, 2023

This has been a busy week in East Palo Alto for the broad coalition opposing OPA, the "Opportunity to Purchase Act"  On Sunday, we had a lively rally opposing OPA.

OPA was on the Agenda at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Council chambers were packed were packed, and comments ran something like 5 to 1 against OPA. You can watch a video of the City Council meeting here.

Where do things stand today? The City of EPA is on break for August, and there will be a study session sometime in the early fall to examine both the details of a proposed statute and look at alternatives to OPA. The city has walked back some aspects of OPA from their original proposal, but it remains unacceptable to have different rules in place for property sales in East Palo Alto than our neighbors in Palo Alto and Menlo Park.

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