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File #: 2022-1873   
Type: Continued Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2022
Title: Public Hearing to Review and Comment on Annual Report on the General Plan and Draft Housing Element Update. (Planning, Building and Transportation 20962710) [Continued from April 19, 2022]
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - General Plan Annual Report, 2. Exhibit 2 - Draft Housing Element, 3. Exhibit 3 - Draft Zoning Amendments, 4. Correspondence, 5. Presentation, 6. Correspondence - Updated 5/3
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Public Hearing to Review and Comment on Annual Report on the General Plan and Draft Housing Element Update. (Planning, Building and Transportation 20962710) [Continued from April 19, 2022]

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Every year, the City of Alameda (City) prepares an annual report on the General Plan. Staff provides these annual reports each spring so that the community and City Council is able to use the annual reports to inform budget decisions, which are typically made in June of each year. The Annual Report was reviewed by the Planning Board on March 14, 2021. Several text improvements were made as the result of the Planning Board's review. Per State of California requirements, the Annual Report was sent to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) by April 1, 2022.

As described in the General Plan Annual Report, the City has been working for approximately 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 the April 2022 draft Housing Element.
Per State Planning and Zoning Law (?? 65000-663001), the City Council must review the Annual Report at a public hearing, and the City of Alameda must prepare a draft Housing Element for review by HCD. At this time, staff is requesting that the City Council review and comment on both the Annual Report and the April 2022 draft Housing Element. Based upon City Council direction, staff will make modifications to both documents. No final actions or formal approval is required at this time.
The Annual Report is attached as Exhibit 1. The April 2022 draft Housing Element is attached as Exhibit 2, and the draft zoning amendments required by the draft Housing Element are attached as Exhibit...

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