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File #: 19-1446    Version: 2
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/19/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/22/2019 Final action: 10/22/2019
Title: Planning and Building Department, Long Range Planning, recommending the Board: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 173-2019 approving the submittal of an application to the State Department of Housing and Community Development for planning grant funds to further housing development in El Dorado County; and 2) Authorize and direct the Planning and Building Department Director, or designee, to act on the County’s behalf in all matters pertaining to this application to apply for and submit to the Department the 2019 Planning Grants Program application in the amount of up to $310,000. FUNDING: Building Homes and Jobs Act Grants Program.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Blue Route, 2. B - SB 2 Resolution Planning Grant 10-22-19, 3. C - SB2 Grant Application 10-22-19, 4. D - SB2-Planning-Grant-Guidlines 10-22-19, 5. E - SB2-Planning-Grant-Amounts 10-22-19, 6. Executed Resolution 173-2019
Related files: 18-1834, 18-0984, 13-0561, 20-0170, 20-0570
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Planning and Building Department, Long Range Planning, recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 173-2019 approving the submittal of an application to the State Department of Housing and Community Development for planning grant funds to further housing development in El Dorado County; and
2) Authorize and direct the Planning and Building Department Director, or designee, to act on the County’s behalf in all matters pertaining to this application to apply for and submit to the Department the 2019 Planning Grants Program application in the amount of up to $310,000.

FUNDING: Building Homes and Jobs Act Grants Program.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
In 2017, Governor Brown signed a 15-bill housing package aimed at addressing the state’s housing shortage and high housing costs. Specifically, it included the Building Homes and Jobs Act (SB2, 2017) which establishes a $75 recording fee on real estate documents to increase the supply of affordable homes in California. The purpose of SB2 is to provide funding and technical assistance to local governments in California to help cities and counties prepare, adopt, and implement plans and process improvements that streamline housing approvals and accelerate housing production.

The State of California, Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) dated March 29, 2019, for its Planning Grants Program (PGP). In response to the 2019 NOFA, the County of El Dorado desires to submit a project application for an allocation of the PGP Program funds up to the maximum amount available to the County of $310,000 to accelerate the production of housing for two activities as described below.

The first activity is Community Design Standards for the Community Region of Shingle Springs, followed closely by Design Standards for Cameron Park, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, and El Dorado Hills. These Community Design Standards will include archit...

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