Last night’s city council meeting consisted mostly of information regarding affordable housing. Sarah Darr, Flagstaff’s housing director, presented on the projects currently in place to increase the amount of affordable housing in Flagstaff. This included possibly funding $84,562 for families displaced by the mobile home closure, in hopes of finding them permanent housing. Overall, there is a larger multi-year plan to increase affordable housing units and reposition public housing. Also, on the topic of affordable housing was a FAIR item request to decide how to handle the Schultz Pass property off of Highway 180, which was originally purchased for affordable housing. Five-hundred thousand dollars in the form of a bond has already gone into the land for infrastructure, and if it doesn’t get used for affordable housing, the money put into the property will have to be paid back to taxpayers somehow. The council decided not to take any more action in terms of discussing development on the land or paying back the money, because there is a petition cycling to keep the land preserved as open space. A different “FAIR” item request to create an affordable housing commission will be discussed at next week’s council meeting in the council chambers.