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Category: Housing Element Update

Public Review of the 6th Cycle Draft Housing Element

The State mandated Public Review Draft of the 6th Cycle 2023 – 2031 Housing Element (draft) for the City of Sonoma (City) has been released for public review and comment. The City invites community members, residents, and anyone with housing interests in the City to review the draft and provide written comments to City staff … Continued

Take our Housing Survey for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card!

Help us shape the future of our community’s housing needs by taking the Housing Needs and Priorities survey. Taking this survey will automatically give you a chance to win a $50 gift card! The City of Sonoma is in the process of updating the Housing Element of the General Plan for the 2023-2031 period as … Continued

Let us know your housing concerns and priorities – take our survey today!

The City of Sonoma (City) is seeking feedback from the community to inform its 6th Cycle Housing Element Update, which provides the City’s plan to accommodate and encourage housing development, rehabilitation, and preservation from 2023-2031 and to promote equitable access to housing and resources. The City has several tools available on the City’s website to … Continued

Where would you like to see new housing in the city of Sonoma?

Learn how Sonoma can meet its housing goals using Balancing Act – an easy, online, simulation that allows you to create a Housing Plan by exploring how different housing densities can help the city meet its housing goals, envisioning where that housing might go, and providing input on where they want to see new housing … Continued

Housing Element Kick-Off Meeting Recap

On January 25th a virtual Joint Special City Council and Planning Commission “Housing Element Kick-Off” meeting was held to receive updates on the Housing Element 6th Cycle Update.  Beth Thompson, Principal at DeNovo Planning Group gave a presentation, which provided basic information on what a Housing Element is and what is included in the Housing … Continued

Housing Element Kick-Off Meeting – January 25th, 6:00 PM (Virtual)

On January 25th, the City Council and the Planning Commission will hold a virtual, joint public “Town Hall” meeting to discuss the preparation of the new Housing Element and receive a report on steps taken to date by staff and the City’s Housing Element consultant. The agenda includes: Housing Element Basics – what a Housing … Continued

ABAG Releases Final Regional Housing Needs Allocations (RHNA)

On Thursday, December 16th, the ABAG Executive Board conducted a public hearing and adopted (Resolution No. 13 – 2021) the “Final RHNA Plan” for its member jurisdictions for the 6th Cycle Housing Element update process. For the City of Sonoma, this means that the Housing Element that is to be prepared and adopted by the … Continued

Planning Commission Meeting – April 8th, 6:00 PM

A regular meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on Thursday, April 8th at 6:00 pm. View the full agenda including items on consent, public hearing and staff reports on our CivicWeb Portal. The item to be considered on the regular calendar is: Discussion Related to the Housing Element Process and Development Code Updates … Continued

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