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File #: 20-2011    Version: 1
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 11/3/2020 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/16/2020
Title: Receive and file a status update on the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) process
Attachments: 1. Att#1 City's RHNA Appeal, 2. Att#2 Final Connect SoCal & PEIR Comment Letter

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Oliver Chi, City Manager

PREPARED BY: Ursula Luna-Reynosa, Director of Community Development

Receive and file a status update on the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) process

Statement of Issue:
During the July 15, 2019, City Council Study Session, Community Development staff presented an overview of the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) process and related items of information, as directed by the City Council. At the end of the study session, the City Council requested monthly updates on the status of the 6th Cycle RHNA process. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has not been a status update for several months. However, this update provides a summary of recent activity that has occurred with respect to the RHNA process.

Financial Impact:
Not applicable.

Recommended Action:
Receive and file the Regional Housing Needs Assessment process status update.

Alternative Action(s):
Provide staff with alternative direction.

The Southern California Association of Governments' (SCAG) original RHNA schedule provided for RHNA allocations to be distributed to SCAG jurisdictions in April 2020. Pursuant to State law, the trigger for RHNA allocation distribution is SCAG adoption of the Connect SoCal Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). For several reasons, SCAG delayed full adoption of the RTP/SCS for 120 days.

The Regional Council adopted the RTP/SCS on September 3, 2020, and SCAG distributed the draft RHNA Allocation to local jurisdictions on September 4, 2020. The City received its RHNA allocation as shown in the table below. It should be noted that Mayor Semeta, the City's SCAG representative, voted no on the adoption of the RTP/SCS, and the City submitted a comment letter citing concerns with the final document (Attachment 2).

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