The Housing Element of the General Plan provides both an analysis of the City’s housing needs for all income groups, and a set of policies and actions the City will undertake to meet identified needs.
State Law (Government Code Section 65588(e)) requires that the City’s Housing Element be updated in 2014. The current Housing Element was adopted in 2011 (download the adopted 2011 Housing Element).
A draft updated Housing Element is available for public review and comment beginning June 9, 2014.
Public Workshop: July 8, 2014
On July 8, 2014, the City Council and Planning Commission conducted a public workshop to receive comments on and discuss the draft updated Housing Element. Minor revisions were made to the Draft Housing Element Update per City Council direction. The revised draft is available for downloading via the links below.
On July 17, the Draft Housing Element Update was submitted to the State Department of Housing and Community Development for its review and comment as required by Government Code Section 65585. State Law requires that HCD review draft housing elements and provide written comment to either find them to be in conformance with State Housing Element Law (Government Code Sections 65580 et seq.) or provide recommended revisions to bring draft housing elements into such conformance. State Law provides that HCD may take up to 60 days to complete its review and comment.
Following receipt of HCD’s written comments, the draft updated Housing Element will be scheduled for public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council. It is anticipated that such hearings may take place as early as September and October 2014.
Following adoption of the updated Housing Element, the City must submit the adopted Housing Element to HCD for another review for conformance with State Housing Element Law, which may take as long as 90 days.
The draft updated Housing Element (2014) is available in two formats:
- "Clean" copy
- "Redlined" copy (shows all of the changes made from the 2011 Housing Element)
Download the adopted 2011 Housing Element here.