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File #: 21-0321    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Passed
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 11/2/2021 Final action: 11/2/2021
Title: Update on the Draft 6th Cycle Housing Element (Community Development Director Tai). RECEIVE AND FILE
Attachments: 1. Draft 6th Cycle Housing Element (Web-Link Provided), 2. Staff Report - September 21, 2021, 3. PowerPoint Presentation
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Carrie Tai, AICP, Community Development Director
Talyn Mirzakhanian, Planning Manager

SUBJECT:Title
Update on the Draft 6th Cycle Housing Element (Community Development Director Tai).
RECEIVE AND FILE
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council receive an update on the Draft 6th cycle Housing Element update.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no fiscal implications from this update. On July 20, 2021, the City Council awarded a contract in the amount of $333,652.50 to professional services firm, Dudek, to assist the City in preparing the 6th cycle Housing Element update. The total project cost will be partially offset by a Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) $150,000 grant from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The remainder of the cost will be expended utilizing funds accrued in the City's General Plan Maintenance Fund, which exists for the purpose of updating the General Plan, and has sufficient funding available to complete the scope of work.

BACKGROUND:
All jurisdictions in the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) region are required to update their General Plan Housing Element for the 2021-2029 planning period (the 6th cycle) by October 2021, albeit with a 120-day grace period. The Housing Element is one of the State-mandated parts (elements) of a General Plan. State law requires that jurisdictions update the Housing Element every eight years. The State HCD must approve each Housing Element update. The Housing Element describes the City's needs, goals, policies, objectives, and programs regarding the preservation, improvement, and development of housing within the City. The Housing Element
analyzes community housing needs in terms of affordability, availability, adequacy and accessibility, and describes th...

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