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 previous Housing Element was adopted in 2011.
On June 9, 2014, the City posted a draft Housing Element on the City’s web site.
On July 8, 2014, the City Council and Planning Commission conducted a joint public workshop to obtain comments from the public about the draft element. Following that workshop, per the direction of the City Council, minor revisions were made to the Draft Housing Element; the revised draft was submitted to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for its review and comment as required by Government Code Section 65585.
On August 22, 2014, HCD sent a letter to the City stating that, subject to the City’s making certain additional minor changes to the Draft Housing Element, as recommended by HCD, the Draft Housing Element would conform to State Housing Element Law (Government Code Sections 65580 et seq.).
On October 7, 2014, the City Council adopted the 2014 Housing Element, which can be downloaded using the links below. Copies are also available to view in the City Library at 1000 Spring Street.