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File #: 19-1865    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/13/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action: 1/28/2020
Title: Planning and Building Department, Planning Services Division, Long Range Planning Unit, recommending the Board: 1) Make findings that due to the limited timeframes, temporary or occasional nature, or schedule for the project or scope of work, the ongoing aggregate of work to be performed is not sufficient to warrant addition of permanent staff to assist the County with the 2021-2029 Housing Element Update of the General Plan in accordance with Section 3.13.030 - Procedure of Chapter 3.13 (Contracting out) of Title 3 (Revenue and Finance), in the County Code of Ordinances; and 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 4511 with PlaceWorks in an amount not to exceed $113,862 for a term of three years pending approval by County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - CRS 4511, 2. B - Agreement 4511, 3. Executed Agreement #4511
Related files: 19-0219, 18-1146, 21-1089, 20-1320, 20-1367, 21-1087, 21-1397
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Planning and Building Department, Planning Services Division, Long Range Planning Unit, recommending the Board:
1) Make findings that due to the limited timeframes, temporary or occasional nature, or schedule for the project or scope of work, the ongoing aggregate of work to be performed is not sufficient to warrant addition of permanent staff to assist the County with the 2021-2029 Housing Element Update of the General Plan in accordance with Section 3.13.030 - Procedure of Chapter 3.13 (Contracting out) of Title 3 (Revenue and Finance), in the County Code of Ordinances; and
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 4511 with PlaceWorks in an amount not to exceed $113,862 for a term of three years pending approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Since 1969, California has required that all local governments (cities and counties) adequately plan to meet the housing needs of everyone in the community. California’s local governments meet this requirement by adopting housing plans as part of their “general plan” (also required by the state). General plans serve as the local government’s "blueprint" for how the city and/or county will grow and develop and include seven elements: land use, transportation, conservation, noise, open space, safety, and housing. The law mandating that housing be included as an element of each jurisdiction’s general plan is known as “housing-element law.”

California’s housing-element law acknowledges that, in order for the private market to adequately address the housing needs and demand of Californians, local governments must adopt plans and regulatory systems that provide opportunities for, and do not unduly constrain, housing development. As a result, housing policy in California rests largely on the effective implementation of local general plans and, in particular, local housing elements.

Staff is recommending the Board approve a three-year Agreement wi...

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