City of Lafayette Ballot Question No. 2B
Residential Growth Management Restrictions
Ballot Issue 2B will allow the City Council of Lafayette greater flexibility in the annual allocations of building permits on residential projects. The law currently limits the number of permits to 1,200 in a six-year period, with 200 permits allowed each year.
If passed, 2B would retain the 1,200 permits limit, but would allow city council to reallocate the permits each year to fit the needs of the city and respond to market demands. For example, one year there may only be 50 building permits allocated, while the next year may hold 250 to allow completion of high-density projects.
Ongoing construction that appears to be taking an eternity to complete may be due to a lack of leftover housing permits for that year, according to Lafayette Public Information Officer Debbie Wilmot.