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File #: 2022-2115   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 6/13/2022
Title: Public Workshop to Review and Comment on the draft Zoning Amendments to implement the May 2022 Draft Housing Element to address State Fair Housing Law and Accommodate the Regional Housing Needs Allocation for the Period 2023-2031
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 May Draft Housing Element Zoning Amendments., 2. Item 7-A Public Comment as of June 14, 2022
Title

Public Workshop to Review and Comment on the draft Zoning Amendments to implement the May 2022 Draft Housing Element to address State Fair Housing Law and Accommodate the Regional Housing Needs Allocation for the Period 2023-2031

Body

To: Honorable President and
Members of the Planning Board

From: Andrew Thomas, Planning, Building and Transportation Director

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Housing Element workshop provides an opportunity for the Planning Board and the public to review and comment on the May 2022 Draft Zoning Amendments necessary to implement the programs in the May 2022 Draft Housing Element to affirmatively further fair housing and permit, facilitate and encourage residential development to accommodate the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) for the 2023-2031 Housing Element cycle. Exhibit 1 displays the proposed changes to be made to the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC). All documents are also available for public review at www.alameda2040.org or www.alamedaca.gov.
No final action is required at this time. Staff is requesting the Planning Board and the community provide comments on the draft zoning amendments (Exhibit 1).

BACKGROUND

As described in the draft Housing Element, the City of Alameda is in the process of updating the Housing Element to ensure compliance with State Housing Law. As described in prior staff reports and the draft Housing Element, the City of Alameda (City) must take actions to affirmatively further State Fair Housing Law and remove zoning and regulatory barriers necessary to allow for the development of 5,353 housing units during the 8-year period. Under AB 686, cities are required to affirmatively further fair housing through "deliberate action to explicitly address, combat, and relieve disparities resulting from past and current patterns of segregation to foster more inclusive communities." This means the Housing Element must not only achieve a numeric goal of 5,353 units, but also demon...

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