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File #: 2020-7728   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 2/24/2020
Title: Planning Board Public Hearing to Review and Endorse the 2019 General Plan and Housing Element Annual Report, and Review and Comment on the General Plan Update Work in Progress. The review of the annual report and General Plan update draft elements are exempt actions under the California Environmental Quality Act
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 General Plan and Housing Element Annual Report, 2. Exhibit 2 General Plan Update Work in Progress rev, 3. Item 7-B Public Comment
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Planning Board Public Hearing to Review and Endorse the 2019 General Plan and Housing Element Annual Report, and Review and Comment on the General Plan Update Work in Progress. The review of the annual report and General Plan update draft elements are exempt actions under the California Environmental Quality Act

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To: Honorable President and
Members of the Planning Board

From: Andrew Thomas
Planning, Building & Transportation Director

Date: February 24, 2020
BACKGROUND
Every city and county in the State of California is required to adopt and maintain an up-to-date General Plan, which establishes the local development and conservation policies necessary to guide physical development and protect the general health, safety and welfare of the community. The General Plan should be an "integrated, internally consistent and compatible statement of policies for the adopting agency." (Government Code section 65300.5.)

In addition Government Code ? 65400 et seq. requires that the City of Alameda annually review the adequacy of the General Plan and progress made toward meeting the City's regional housing need allocation (the "RHNA").

DISCUSSION
The attached annual report on the status of the General Plan provides an assessment of the City's General Plan and progress made toward meeting the city's regional housing need in 2019.
In addition, the Annual Report provides links to the General Plan update that is currently underway and posted on the City of Alameda website at: https://www.alamedaca.gov/Departments/Planning-Building-and-Transportation/Planning-Division/2020-General-Plan-Update.
Staff is requesting that the public and Planning Board:
* Review and endorse the Annual Report for transmittal to the City Council, and

* Review and comment on the work in progress on the General Plan update.

All of the work in progress on the General Plan is available for public review on the City's General Plan Update website. On the City website, reviewer...

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