Over the past year, the Town has been working on updating its Housing Element to plan for over 800 new housing units for the period of 2023–2031. The Housing Element is a part of the General Plan for the Town that assesses housing needs and lays out policies for addressing those needs; it is required by the State to be updated every eight years. After multiple public meetings to discuss the Housing Element, the Town submitted a Draft Housing Element to the CA Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on January 26, 2023 for a review that can take up to 90-days. On April 26, 2023, the HCD provided a response to the Draft Housing Element. Click HERE to review the HCD response letter.
In the next few weeks, the Planning Department will work with the Town's consultant to prepare a response to the HCD and revise the Draft Housing Element. Prior to sending the Draft Housing Element for another review (60-days), the Planning Department will bring the revised draft to a public meeting with the Housing Element Advisory Committee (HEAC) and the Planning Commission for review. A special hybrid in-person and virtual public meeting of the HEAC and the Planning Commission is tentatively scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2023 at 7:30PM.
For more information on the Housing Element please visit the Housing Element Update webpage on the Town website or click HERE
Public comment continues to be vital to the process.
Please direct any comments or questions to:
Heidi Scoble, Planning Director firstname.lastname@example.org