On May 15, 2024, the Yorba Linda Planning Commission held a public hearing and voted to recommend that the City Council adopt the proposed General Plan Amendments and Zoning Code Amendments outlined in the revised 2021-2029 Housing Element. In advancing this recommendation, the action will further achieve compliance with State mandates that will help Yorba Linda retain local control over land use decisions. The audio recording of the Planning Meeting is available here

The City Council will now hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers to consider the proposed zoning amendments. If the City Council votes to advance the revised Housing Element, voters will ultimately determine whether the zoning changes are adopted via a ballot measure in November 2024. This step aligns with Measure B, Yorba Linda’s Right-to-Vote Amendment, which allows voters to approve or reject major adjustments to the City’s land use documents. A public hearing notice will be mailed to all Yorba Linda residents next week.

Ahead of the public hearing with the City Council, the City will host its last in-person community meeting of the series regarding the revised Housing Element on Thursday, May 23, from 6-8 p.m. at the Yorba Linda Community Center. The City will share information regarding the revised Housing Element and answer questions from the community. For additional details on the upcoming public meeting schedule, visit YLLocalControl.com/Workshops.

Community members are encouraged to attend and participate in this crucial phase of the Housing Element process, as it will impact the future of housing and land use in Yorba Linda. 

To help the community better understand housing policy in California, the City has created a housing policy video, outlining State housing mandates and Yorba Linda’s efforts to maintain local control. The City also published a supplemental video regarding Builder’s Remedy, a State legal provision that prevents Yorba Linda’s local control over developments. If the City does not have a State-certified Housing Element, the City will be unable to disapprove development proposals that do not align with local zoning and planning requirements.

For more details on the Housing Element, upcoming meetings, and how to stay engaged, visit YLLocalControl.com or contact YLHousingElement@yorbalindaca.gov.