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Housing Element Meetings


In accordance with State law, California cities must have an adopted General Plan and the General Plan must contain a Housing Element. While all elements of a General Plan are reviewed and revised regularly to ensure that the plan remains current, state law requires that the Housing Element be updated every five years. State law also dictates the issues that the Housing Element must address and furthermore requires the element to be reviewed by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to assure that it meets the minimum requirements established by Government Code §65580-65589.8. This process is commonly referred to as “certifying” the Housing Element.

The major, and most controversial, requirement for the Housing Element is that it requires cities to adequately plan to meet their existing and projected housing needs including their share of the regional housing need. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) recently completed the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). As part of this process, ABAG worked with regional and local governments to develop a methodology for distributing the nine-county Bay Area's housing need (as determined by HCD) to all local governments in the region. Each city and county has received an allocation of housing units, broken down by income categories, for which it must plan for by identifying adequate sites zoned at adequate densities. In response to the allocations, each city and county in the Bay Area will have to review, update and adopt its Housing Element in 2014.

Stakeholder Meetings
During this update, particular attention is being paid to the public participation process. The City’s consultant, MIG, plans on holding meetings with key stakeholders and a community workshop after the last stakeholder meeting. All stakeholder and community meetings will be videotaped and available for viewing on the city website. Furthermore, PowerPoint presentations will also being available for review. Below are the dates, times and locations of scheduled meetings.

Meeting Dates & Times
Topic of Discussion
Housing Element
Community Workshop
January __, 2014
Housing Element Background
and Regional Housing Needs
Allocation (RHNA)



Housing Element/GPA EIR
Scoping Meeting
February 11, 2014
6:45 pm
Planning Commission Meeting     Council Chambers
Community Hall
10350 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA

Housing Element/Housing
Commission Study Session
February 13, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Housing Commission Meeting Conference Room C
City Hall
10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA

Housing Element Planning
Commission Study Session
February 25, 2014

Planning Commission Meeting
Conference Room C
City Hall
10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA

Housing Element City
Council Study Session
March 4, 2014


City Council Meeting      

Council Chambers
Community Hall
10350 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA


ABAG Housing Element Tool Kit

ABAG Regional Housing Needs Allocations

HCD Housing Element Page

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