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File #: 2022-1902   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Historical Advisory Board
On agenda: 5/5/2022
Title: Public Hearing to Review and Comment on General Plan Annual Report and Draft Housing Element Update. (Continued from the meeting or April 7, 2022)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - General Plan Annual Report, 2. Exhibit 2 - Draft Housing Element, 3. Exhibit 3 - Draft Zoning Amendments, 4. Item 7-A Public Comment as of May 5, 2022
Title

Public Hearing to Review and Comment on General Plan Annual Report and Draft Housing Element Update. (Continued from the meeting or April 7, 2022)

Body

To: Honorable Chair and Members of the Historical Advisory Board

From: Andrew Thomas, Planning, Building and Transportation Director

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Every year, the City of Alameda prepares an annual report on the General Plan. Staff provides these annual reports early in the spring of each year so that the community and City Council is able to use the annual reports to inform citywide priorities and budget decisions, which are typically made in June or July of each year. Per State of California requirements, the Annual Report was sent to the Department of Housing of Community Development (HCD) by April 1, 2022. The Annual Report will be reviewed by the City Council on April 19, 2022.

As described in the General Plan Annual Report, the City of Alameda has been working for over two years on an update of the Housing Element of the General Plan to accommodate the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) for the 2023-2031 Housing Element cycle. This Housing Element public hearing provides an opportunity for the City Council and the public to review and comment on a draft Housing Element.
At this time, staff is requesting that the Historical Advisory Board (HAB) review and comment on the Annual Report and review and comment on the draft Housing Element. The Annual Report is attached as Exhibit 1. The draft Housing Element is attached as Exhibit 2, and the draft zoning amendments required by the draft Housing Element are attached as Exhibit 3.

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, internal...

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