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|

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|

How is the current RHNA Cycle different from previous ones?

The 6th Cycle introduced several new demographic and housing factors that weren't present in previous cycles, including the consideration of "existing housing need" due to overcrowded housing conditions and cost-burdened households. The RHNA number for the SoCal area is also much higher this cycle than previous cycles.

2023-10-26T15:13:39-07:00September 28th, 2023|

What is the Measure B, aka Right-to-Vote Amendment (RTVA), and why does it matter during a Housing Element update?

Enacted in 2006, Measure B, or the Right-To-Vote Amendment (RTVA), is a citizen-sponsored, voter-approved initiative, incorporated within the City’s Municipal Code. It requires citywide elections for the approval of certain “Major Amendments” to the City’s Planning Policy Documents, including the Housing Element. This measure highlights the value of community participation and is an important step

2024-05-10T05:51:02-07:00August 23rd, 2023|

What is the City’s role in making sure Yorba Linda fulfills its Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) number?

Importantly, the City does not build housing. The market and market influences, such as certain subsidies, the macroeconomy, interest rates and more determine what housing gets built. The City’s role is to create zoning that would theoretically allow that number of housing units to be built over the RHNA period, in this case, 2021 to

2023-10-26T15:18:29-07:00August 23rd, 2023|

What is a Housing Element?

A Housing Element is a State-mandated policy document within a City's General Plan that identifies existing and future housing needs determined by the State and established clear goals and zoning changes needed to meet those goals. The State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is tasked with reviewing Housing Elements for compliance with State

2024-05-10T05:39:45-07:00August 23rd, 2023|
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