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File #: 20-0231    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/10/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/24/2020 Final action: 3/24/2020
Title: Planning and Building Department, Planning Services Division, Long Range Planning Unit, recommending the Board receive and file the 2019 Annual Housing Element Implementation Progress Report following public comment for submittal to the California Department of Housing and Community Development. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Housing Element APR 2019
Related files: 19-0149

Title

Planning and Building Department, Planning Services Division, Long Range Planning Unit, recommending the Board receive and file the 2019 Annual Housing Element Implementation Progress Report following public comment for submittal to the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

 

FUNDING:  N/A

Body

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

Planning and Zoning Law, beginning with California Government Code Section 65400, establishes the requirement that each city, county, or city and county planning agency prepare an annual report on the status of the Housing Element of its General Plan and progress in its implementation using forms and definitions adopted by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The attached form (Attachment A) is used for reporting on the status of the Housing Element and implements Sections 6200, 6201, 6202, and 6203 of California Code of Regulations, Title 25, Division 1, Chapter 6.

 

Reason For Recommendation

Housing Element Law requires the County to hold a public meeting before the legislative body and take public comment prior to submitting its annual report and include the sections required by HCD. These sections include: new construction of homes, annual building activity (units rehabilitated, preserved and acquired pursuant to California Government Code Section 65583.1(c)(1)), Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) progress, and the General Plan Housing Element program implementation status.  As a result of Assembly Bill (AB) 879 and Senate Bill (SB) 35 of the 2017 Housing Package new data requirements were added for the Housing Element Annual Progress Reports in 2018 to capture housing development applications received and sites identified or rezoned to accommodate shortfall housing needs.

 

ALTERNATIVES

Should the County fail to submit a Housing Element Annual Progress Report on or before April 1st of each year in accordance with Government Code 65400, a court may issue an order or judgment compelling compliance with this section within 60 days. If the County fails to comply with the court's order within 60 days, the plaintiff or petitioner may move for sanctions, and the court may, upon that motion, grant appropriate sanctions. 

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

N/A

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

Department of Transportation

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS

It is recommended that the Board approve this item.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

There is no financial obligation or Net County Cost associated with the approval of this item.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

No action by the Clerk of the Board required. Staff will submit copies of the 2019 Annual Housing Element Implementation Report to HCD and the Governor's Office of Planning and Research as required by Government Code Section 65400.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

Good Governance

 

CONTACT

Tiffany Schmid, Director