Housing Element Implementation Project
HOUSING ELEMENT IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT – NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT AN INITIAL ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY/MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (IES/MND). (EVN 01-12; GPA 03-11; SPA 01-12; ZOA 06-11).
MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION ENV 01-12
Clayton’s 2009 Housing Element Update Project (Project Completed with Certification by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on July 15, 2010)
At a Joint Special Meeting of the Clayton City Council and the Clayton Planning Commission on April 28, 2009, the City formally initiated the process to update its Housing Element. The City last updated its Housing Element in 2005.
A Housing Element sets forth the goals, policies, programs, and implementation measure to address the existing and anticipated future housing needs of a local community. A Housing Element is one of the required seven elements of a General Plan, which is the State-mandated comprehensive planning document local communities must prepare and review and update periodically. The other required elements of a General Plan address the topics of Land Use; Circulation; Open Space; Conservation; Noise; and, Safety. The General Plan has a planning period of approximately 20 years and should be reviewed about every five years and updated, as needed. State law, however, mandates that a Housing Element be updated every five to seven years and the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) determines the schedules for these updates. HCD has determined that the City of Clayton and certain other specified communities update their Housing Elements in 2009.
This current Housing Element Update will set forth the housing strategy for the City of Clayton for the period of 2009-2014. When preparing this Housing Element Update the City will need to satisfactorily address a number of statutory requirements as well as the City’s regional housing needs allocation (i.e., regional share of housing), which was determined in August of 2007 by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). The City’s total regional housing needs allocation (RHNA) for this period is 151 units, with the following income distribution:
- 16 percent Extremely Low Income: 24 units
- 16 percent Very Low Income: 25 units
- 23 percent Low Income: 35 units
- 22 percent Moderate Income: 33 units
- 23 percent Above Moderate Income: 34 units
Total: 100 percent/151 units
The City has hired the firm of Pacific Municipal Consultants (PMC) to assist with this project. The City’s staff and the Consultant received input at the Joint Special Meeting on April 28th and invite continued input on this project to be directed to the City’s Community Development Director. The Consultant and staff anticipate preparing a draft Housing Element Update to present to the Planning Commission and the City Council at noticed public hearings in June of 2009. The City, then, anticipates submitting its recommended Draft Housing Element Update to HCD by the end of June 2009. Thereafter, during the months of July, August, and September it is anticipated that the City will work with HCD representatives to finalize and formally adopt and certify the Housing Element Update.
Notices of meetings and hearings pertaining to this project will appear in the Contra Costa Times and on local announcement boards at City Hall, the Clayton Post Office, and at the Clayton Community Library. Those individuals who would want to receive direct notice of the meetings and hearings should contact the Community Development Department at 925-673-7340 and make that request. For further information regarding the Housing Element Update, please contact:
David Woltering, AICP
Community Development Director
6000 Heritage Trail
Clayton, California 94517-1250
Certified Housing Element
Initial Environmental Sutdy and Negative Declaration for the City of Clayton 2009-2014 Housing Element Update
Final Draft Housing Element
April 20, 2010 Public Hearing Notice
June 30, 2009 City Council Staff Report
June 9, 2009 Planning Commission Staff Report
June 9, 2009 Powerpoint Presenation
April 28, 2009 Staff Report
April 28, 2009 Powerpoint Presentation