KMA’s nexus work commenced with a jobs-housing linkage analysis for the City and County of Sacramento, conducted in 1987. The City’s resulting ordinance was challenged through the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the ordinance, and the Supreme Court declined to hear it, letting stand the lower court’s decision. The sufficiency of the nexus was among the provisions challenged but upheld. Since then, KMA has assisted the City and County with periodic updates to the jobs-housing nexus analysis.
In 2013, KMA completed analyses for Sacramento City and County, under separate contracts, and is assisting with an update to the City’s Mixed Income Housing Ordinance. As the Sacramento area is now in the early stages of a housing recovery, there has been a strong focus on market and financial feasibility considerations.
KMA nexus analyses include:
Residential Nexus Study completed 2013
Jobs Housing adopted 1989; updated 2004
Updated nexus completed 2006; program changes not adopted at that time