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File #: 2021-1035   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/6/2021
Title: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution of Intent to Prepare a Housing Element Update for the Period 2023-2031 that Maximizes the Use of City-Owned Land at Alameda Point and Encinal Terminals and Rezones Certain Sites and Districts to Permit Multifamily Housing and Residential Densities of at Least 30 Units Per Acre and Consider Impacts Relating to City Charter Article 26; and Consider Directing Staff to File an Appeal of the City's Regional Housing Needs Allocation. (Planning, Building and Transportation 481001)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Draft Housing Element Housing Opportunity Sites, 2. Exhibit 2 - ABAG Regional Housing Needs Allocation, 3. Exhibit 3 - Planning Board Resolution No. PB-21-03, 4. Resolution, 5. Councilmember Herrera Spencer Alternative Resolution, 6. Correspondence - Updated 7/6
Title

Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution of Intent to Prepare a Housing Element Update for the Period 2023-2031 that Maximizes the Use of City-Owned Land at Alameda Point and Encinal Terminals and Rezones Certain Sites and Districts to Permit Multifamily Housing and Residential Densities of at Least 30 Units Per Acre and Consider Impacts Relating to City Charter Article 26; and
Consider Directing Staff to File an Appeal of the City's Regional Housing Needs Allocation. (Planning, Building and Transportation 481001)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Staff seeks City Council adoption of a resolution to establish the City Council's intent to prepare a Housing Element update that is in compliance with State Law, maximizes the use of City-owned land at Alameda Point and Encinal Terminals to accommodate the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), and rezones certain sites and districts to permit multifamily housing and residential densities of at least 30 units per acre. One concern with the proposed recommendation is that certain actions identified in the Housing Element update would potentially be in conflict with City Charter Article XXVI (Article 26); however, this update is consistent with the City's previous actions in 2012 and 2014 to comply with State Housing Law and staff is of the opinion that the proposed recommendation would continue to meet State Housing Law.
This staff report also discusses the RHNA appeal process and staff's conclusion that an appeal filed by the City of Alameda (City) while allowed has not traditionally been successful in the State and in the Bay Area. If the City Council chooses to file an appeal, it must be submitted by July 9, 2021. Staff is prepared to meet this deadline, should the City Council provide direction to file the appeal on July 6.
The June 2021 Draft Housing Opportunity Sites Table for the Housing Element update is attached as Exhibit 1 and the RHNA is ...

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