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Housing Element Update    






The City is in the process of planning to accommodate its share of new housing for our growing population. In order to ensure that local agencies establish goals to facilitate equitable housing opportunities, the State requires agencies to prepare, implement and regularly update a housing element component of the local General Plan.

To meet this challenge, the City is processing an update to its Housing Element to address the changing housing needs of our five communities and to establish action plans to meet those goals, while balancing community objectives and resources. In addition, in order for a city’s housing element to be in compliance with the State law, it must meet the requirements of a Regional Share plan and distribute total housing production among all economic segments of the city, including households of “very low”, “low”, “moderate”, and “above moderate” income levels. The Update must identify sites with appropriate zoning to accommodate the jurisdiction’s full “fair” share of housing unit allocations.

Public engagement is an integral part of the Housing Element Update. Your input will help guide how new housing is accommodated in a way that benefits each of our five communities.



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Key City Council Decisions/Direction

January 15, 2014

At this public hearing, Council adopted a timeline to present the entire Housing Element Update and associated documents and environmental analysis for voter decision in the 2016 General Election.

City Council Agenda Report

September 25, 2013

At this public hearing, Council confirmed the approach to identify candidate sites for rezoning and directed staff to implement a more innovative way to solicit feedback from each community.  Council also confirmed that two land use maps would be presented, one map option that “plans out, not up” and one that “plans up, not out.”

Mapping Strategies Info Sheet

City Council Agenda Report

July 17, 2013

At this public hearing, Council determined that the City’s share of future “housing needs” should not be concentrated in any single community or single area of the City.  Rather, a general dispersed approach is the appropriate methodology for affordable housing unit distribution and any associated rezoning in the City.

Setting a Direction Info Sheet

City Council Agenda Report


Key City Planning Commission Recommendations

June 5, 2014

At the June 5th meeting the Planning Commission made recommendations to the City Council on a proposed Vision and Objectives framework to guide the preparation of the Housing Element Update.

Planning Commission Agenda Report


Working Documents

Important Things to Know

Myths and Facts about Affordable and High Density Housing - HCD
RHNA Determination and Allocation Process
Housing Element Law Summary

Last updated: 9/11/2014 8:51:07 AM