FAQs

Does the Revised Housing Element impact the 2022 Certified EIR?

No, the Revised Housing Element does not impact the 2022 Certified Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The City's CEQA consultant, T&B Planning, has prepared an Addendum to the previously certified EIR for the 2021-2029 Housing Element. This Addendum confirms that the Revised Housing Element does not create any new impacts beyond those already analyzed in the

2024-05-20T14:55:15-07:00May 20th, 2024|

Is the Bryant Ranch Shopping Center being evaluated as part of the current study and public hearing process?

No. The Bryant Ranch Shopping Center property is not a part of the City’s Housing Element and is not being evaluated as part of the current study and public hearing process being conducted for the resident-driven revised Housing Element. The City Council removed the Bryant Ranch Shopping Center site from the Housing Element in January 2024.

2024-05-03T11:52:38-07:00April 22nd, 2024|

Is the Bryant Ranch Shopping Center ballot initiative related to the City’s ballot initiative?

No. Through the power of an initiative afforded under state law, the Bryant Ranch Shopping Center property ownership has secured sufficient signatures through their own petition process to require a ballot measure vote to increase zoning on their property and add housing units. That process was initiated and completed by the property owner and is

2024-05-03T11:51:48-07:00April 22nd, 2024|

What steps does the City take to ensure fire safety and have proper evacuation plans in place in case of an emergency when evaluating a Housing Element plan?

The City of Yorba Linda, in partnership with the Orange County Sheriff's Department and the Orange County Fire Authority, has a comprehensive safety and evacuation strategy to address emergencies, including wildfires. For detailed information on evacuation zones, routes, and safety measures, please visit https://www.yorbalindaca.gov/861/Know-Your-Way.

2024-01-12T15:17:52-08:00January 12th, 2024|

What happens if the revised Housing Element fails or succeeds on the November 2024 ballot?

If it fails, the City would lose local control over land use, forfeit protection over some open space, allowing developers more control, become subject to Builder's Remedy and lose access to State grant funds. If it succeeds, the City would maintain local control over zoning, planning and building, create opportunities for local business shopping and

2024-05-10T09:57:20-07:00September 28th, 2023|

Does the Yorba Linda Right-to-Vote (Measure B) override other laws when it comes to rezoning? Why doesn’t it protect Yorba Linda from Builder’s Remedy?

State law takes precedence over local laws and ordinances. Measure B only applies to certain City actions to approve or reject major adjustment's to the City land use documents. In contrast, the Builder’s Remedy does not require any approval or amendment of City land use documents and indeed prevents a City from using City zoning

2024-05-10T06:06:18-07:00September 28th, 2023|

How is “lower income housing” defined?

"Lower income housing" represents housing that is for individuals and families making up to 120% of the area median income (AMI) for a household is split into three categories: moderate, low, and very low. The Orange County AMI is currently $127,800.  Moderate income in Orange County would be households making between 80%-120% of AMI, which

2023-10-26T15:09:25-07:00September 28th, 2023|

Will traffic increase with the construction of new homes at Savi Ranch?

The most recent traffic analysis conducted in 2023 indicates that Savi Ranch can accommodate up to 850 additional housing units before reaching an unacceptable level of traffic. The proposed housing plan allows for approximately 800 new units; however, those new housing units (if constructed) would likely replace existing retail space and its associated traffic. The

2024-05-10T06:02:17-07:00September 28th, 2023|
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