Below is a in process table compiled by Greenbelt Alliance staff relating to Housing Element updates we are working on around the region. Are you working on a Housing Element that you see needs to be updated in this table? Reach out to us! Send an email to Karen
The City of Dublin is currently working on our Housing Element Update, where we have held two public meetings to date. The next public meeting will tentatively be held on May 18th. We anticipate adoption of our Housing Element in Summer 2022. In addition to the Housing Element, the City plans to update our Land Use Element for consistency with the Housing Element. The City also anticipates updating our Safety Element and adding environmental justice policies. For additional information, please visit:
We received a LEAP grant from the State to update our Housing Element and we are currently drafting the RFP for consultant support on the project. We plan to send the RFP out in the next month and to kick off the project this summer. The full scope of work for the project is unknown at this time because we will work with a consultant to develop a scope, but we do anticipate that our RFP will identify the following General Plan Updates, in addition to the Housing Element Update:
Updating all programs and policies related to the Climate Action Plan which will require update of multiple Elements.
Either adding a Environmental Justice Element and/or updating multiple Elements to include EJ policies and programs.
Updating the Safety Element in accordance with State Law
The full scope of work for the project is unknown at this time because we will work with a consultant to develop a scope, but we do anticipate that our RFP will identify the following General Plan Updates, in addition to the Housing Element Update.
Introductory Kick-Off Meetings: April - May 2021 Housing Needs Assessment; Policies and Programs Review: May - September 2021 Initial Sites Inventory, Methodology and Criteria: July - September 2021 Preparation of Comprehensive CEQA Project Description: November 2021 Environmental Review Scoping and NOP: December 2021 CEQA Sites Inventory Selection Meetings: December 2021 – January 2022 Prepare Technical Studies; Draft Housing Element and EIR: December 2021 – May 2022 HCD 60-Day Review Period & Meetings to Review PRD HE: June - July 2022 Public Draft Program EIR (45-Day Review Period): July-August 2022 Final Sites Inventory and Final Housing Element: August - Oct 2022 Public Hearings to adopt Housing Element and Final EIR: Nov 2022 - Jan 2023
Winter 2022: Draft Housing Element Updates, Draft Safety Element Updates, Draft EJ Policies, Rezoning, Explore and Refine Solutions
Spring 2022: Environmental compliance, Draft EJ policies + EJ policy public comment and city review, Draft safety element updates + public comment and city review, HE public comment and city review + initial site review + rezoning
Fall 2022: finish Environmental Compliance, end of public comment and review for EJ policies, end of public comment for Safety Element, initial state review for HE, rezoning for HE
Winter/Spring 2023: Final state review and certification for HE
Entered into a contract with a consultant to prepare the new Housing Element. They expect to concurrently update the Safety Element and draft a new Environmental Justice Element. This additional effort will be going to the City Council for approval on July 27. They have not developed a public schedule just yet, but we hope to have all efforts completed well ahead of the 2023 deadline. There will be ample opportunities for public participation as we move further into the process.
reached out via email → response: no progress made
updated their docs and schedule on website
1/13/22 updated coda with previous meetings and current winter 2022 timeline/planned schedule
1/26/22 and asked to present to staff on playbook and learn more about update
they said they will watch the Pinole presentation and decide
3/8/2022 attended city council meeting to support transitional housing overlay
The public review period ended June 27, 2022. We are currently reviewing comments and taking into consideration your input as we prepare the next Draft Plan, which will is projected to be posted for review in July 2022.
the Draft 6th Cycle Housing Element for the City of Concord was made available for a 30-day public review period from May 27, 2022, through June 27, 2022.
This draft will be sent to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for a 90-day review period on Monday, August 15th, 2022.
no reply during first round of emails - reached out again 7/26
Reached out via email 10/25 for update
Special Advisor Patrick O’Keefe from Management Partners will present the above remaining elements of the Revised Draft General Plan to the City Council and Planning Commission during the third joint meeting on January 12th. Staff will continue taking notes of the comments made by the City Council, Planning Commission, and public and summarize these in a document that will be posted on the City’s General Plan Update webpage. The document will be updated to reflect comments made at each joint meeting and it will also be updated on a monthly basis to include additional comments received after the joint meetings. Public comments on the Revised Draft General Plan can be emailed to
BECAUSE THEY ARE UPDATING THEIR CAP, GP, AND HE THIS WOULD BE AN INTERESTING AREA TO ENGAGE IN AND MAKE SURE THE POLICIES ARE ALL CONSISTENT … I ALSO FEEL LIKE WE COULD HAVE A GOOD IMPACT HERE CONSIDERING THE RHNA NUMBERS, AND OUR EXISTING PARTNERS
1/2/22 currently in HE update phase
Website states that they are currently in Phase 4: HE update
The Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element is available for a 30-day public review period, from Friday,May 13, 2022 to Sunday, June 12, 2022. The Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element is available below and on the