Get Involved

There are a variety of ways that you can communicate and participate in the update of the Housing Element. If you’ve already signed up to receive email updates about Housing Element, you’ll get this notice automatically. You can also submit questions or comments to Associate Planner Wendy Atkins directly.

The City has several tools available to engage the community in the 6th Cycle Housing Element Update.

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Ways to participate:

Review and Comment on the Draft of the 6th Cycle, 2023 – 2031, Housing Element

The draft Housing Plan is available on City’s website, click here to view or download. the draft Background Report Part 1 is available on the City’s website, click here to view download,and the draft Background Report Part 2 is available on the City’s website, click here to view download. Physical copies are available to review at Sonoma City Hall located at No. 1, The Plaza; Sonoma Valley Regional Library located at 755 W Napa St, and the Vintage House located at 264 1st St E.

Written comments may be submitted during the Public Comment Period at the address indicated below:

City of Sonoma
No. 1 The Plaza
Sonoma, CA 95476

Or emailed to: publiccomment@sonomacity.org

Watch the Virtual Workshop

The Virtual Workshop is a brief video, approximately 15-20 minutes, that provides an introduction to the Housing Element Update process, current housing information, and the housing development goals the City must plan for, referred to as the Regional Housing Needs Allocation or RHNA. Watch the workshop:

Balancing Act Simulation Tool

The Balancing Act is a simulation-based tool that helps community members envision and explore how the City can meet its housing goals using Balancing Act - an easy, simulation-based public engagement tool. Submit your housing plan today in English and Spanish.

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