DATE: September 17, 2013
TO: Members of the Woodland Planning Commission
FROM: Cindy A. Norris, Principal Planner
Heidi Tschudin, General Plan Project Manager
SUBJECT: Adoption of the 2013 General Plan Housing Element (2013- 2021)
Staff recommends that the Planning Commission make the following recommendations to the City Council:
1) Hold a public hearing
2) Recommend the City Council Approve a Resolution Adopting the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Negative Declaration (Attachment "B") for the 2013 Housing Element
3) Recommend the City Council Approve a Resolution Amending the existing General Plan to replace the existing Housing Element with the final 2013 Housing Element (Attachment "A")
4) Direct staff to transmit the final document to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) pursuant to Government Code Section 65585(g)
The City of Woodland has made technical updates to its General Plan 2008 Housing Element, including extending the horizon year out eight years to 2021, updating the demographic data and land inventory, and updating the housing programs to reflect the loss of redevelopment funding and changes in City priorities since the previous Housing Element update.
The Housing Element is one of seven mandated elements of the City's general plan. State law requires that local governments address the existing and projected housing needs of all economic segments of the community through the housing elements. The current 2008 Housing Element was adopted March 24, 2009 and will expire October 31, 2013.
As specified under state law the 2013 Housing Element contains an identification and analysis of existing and projected housing needs for the City of Woodland, and a statement of goals, policies, qualified objectives, financial resources, and scheduled programs for preservation, improvements, and development of housing. The new...Click here for full text