MENDOCINO Co., 8/27/19 — All counties in California are required to develop a “housing element,” basically a piece of the larger general plan for development, that lays out goals and policies that that county will undertake to ensure housing to all residents. This requirement has been in place in California since 1969, and Mendocino County is currently in the process of updating their housing element, which will then go on the books from 2019 to 2027.
On Thursday there will be a workshop in Ukiah where the public can come and give their input and opinions about what the future of housing in Mendocino County should be. The workshop is open to everyone and will take place Thursday Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Ukiah Veteran’s Memorial Building at 293 Seminary Ave.
Housing elements are part of the “general plan,” which, as described on the state government’s website, serves, “…as the local government’s “blueprint” for how the city and/or county will grow and develop and include seven elements: land use, transportation, conservation, noise, open space, safety, and housing.
Mendocino County’s current housing element document describes itself thusly, “The Housing Element is designed to facilitate the development of housing adequate to meet the needs of all County residents.” It elaborates, “The Housing Plan presents Mendocino County’s plan, including goals, policies, and actions to address the County’s housing needs and to facilitate the development of housing for all income levels and groups.”
Here is the flyer for the event:HousingElementWorkshopsFly
And here is the old housing element itself, which is quite long:Final_HE_Complete