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).
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.).
A revised 2014 draft updated Housing Element is now available for public review and comment. Copies of the revised 2014 draft updated Housing Element will also be available at the City Library at 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles.
The revised 2014 draft updated Housing Element will be scheduled for public hearings on the dates indicated below. Both public hearings will take place in the Council Chambers at Paso Robles City Hall, 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles.
Planning Commission: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm.
City Council: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm.
The public is invited to attend these hearings and offer oral comment on the revised 2014 draft updated Housing Element. Written comments on the revised 2014 draft updated Housing Element may be submitted to the City, provided that they are received by the City prior to the dates of the hearings via email to Planning@prcity.com or via US Mail to Community Development Department, 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446.
The revised 2014 draft updated Housing Element is available below:
Download the adopted 2011 Housing Element here.