During Santa Clara Councilmember Patricia Mahan’s final City Council meeting Tuesday, lawmakers unanimously approved a new 65-unit affordable housing project, but delayed discussing development near the upcoming BART extension until the end of the week.
Mahan last week resigned her position due to medical issues, effective Feb. 1. The longtime lawmaker attended the first half hour of the meeting, including a report about her resignation.
While she reiterated concerns with how her resignation was announced, she also recapped her ten proudest accomplishments from her time on the council, including Mission Branch Library renovations, Levi’s Stadium deal and most recently the new district elections that led to move diversity on the council.
She left to a standing ovation.
Later in the meeting, lawmakers unanimously approved a proposal from Oakland-based Freebird Development Company to build 65 affordable units across 2.5 acres at the southeast corner of Monroe Street and San Tomas Expressway.
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