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File #: CONS 20-240   
Section: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 5/19/2020 Final action:
Subject: Authorize the City Manager to Submit a Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) Grant Application to Fund Preparation of a Housing Element Update to Implement the Sixth Cycle of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution, 3. Attachment III Policies to Incentivize Housing Production
Related files: CONS 20-120, WS 20-001

DATE:      May 19, 2020

 

TO:           Mayor and City Council

 

FROM:     Development Services Director

 

SUBJECT                     

Title                      

 

Authorize the City Manager to Submit a Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) Grant Application to Fund Preparation of a Housing Element Update to Implement the Sixth Cycle of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation                                          

 

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RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

 

That Council adopts a Resolution (Attachment II), authorizing the City Manager to submit a Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) Grant and receive program funds.  

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SUMMARY

 

The City is eligible for $500,000 in LEAP planning grant funds from the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) provided that the funds are used to accelerate housing production and facilitate compliance with and implementation of the sixth cycle of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). Staff recommends that the City apply for and utilize the funds to prepare and adopt an Updated Housing Element to facilitate compliance with the sixth cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). Staff recommends that the Housing Element Update explore projects outlined in the recently adopted Workplan to Incentivize Housing Production, and that adoption of those programs and projects be included in the outreach, environmental analysis, and General Plan and Zoning Map and Text Amendments associated with the Housing Element Update.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment I                                           Staff Report

Attachment II                                           Resolution

Attachment III                     Workplan to Incentivize Housing