Public Meetings

August 11

City Council Final Draft Housing Element Review

On August 11, 2022, the City Council approved the Final Draft Housing Element and Negative Declaration for forwarding to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Should HCD find that the Housing Element complies with state housing law, HCD will certify the document and notify the City of its findings. Additional updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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Planning Commission Final Draft Housing Element Review

On August 9, 2022, the Planning Commission reviewed the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Final Draft Housing Element and Negative Declaration. 

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City Council Draft Housing Element Review

On October 19, 2021, the City Council reviewed the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Draft Housing Element.

Topics included:

  • Summary of the Housing Element Community Survey results
  • Update on the in-person and virtual Housing Element Open House
  • Presentation of the Draft 6th Cycle Housing Element
  • Review of the potential housing sites inventory
  • Review of Housing Element Goals and Programs
  • Recommended City Council action
  • Review next steps in the Housing Element Update process

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Planning Commission Draft Housing Element Review

On October 12, 2021, the Planning Commission reviewed the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Draft Housing Element.

Topics included:

  • Summary of the Housing Element Community Survey results
  • Update on the in-person and virtual Housing Element Open House
  • Presentation of the Draft 6th Cycle Housing Element
  • Review of the potential housing sites inventory
  • Review of Housing Element Goals and Programs
  • Recommended Planning Commission action
  • Review next steps in the Housing Element Update process

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Housing Element Update Open House

On September 25, 2021, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes held a Housing Element Update Open House at Fred Hesse Jr. Community Park. The event served as an opportunity for members of the public to learn about the Housing Element Update and share their feedback. A Virtual Open House on the City website opened on September 27 - October 3, 2021.

Housing Element Update Study Session

On August 24, 2021, the City Council and Planning Commission held a joint Study Session regarding the Housing Element Update.

Topics included:

  • Housing Element overview
  • Presentation from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) regarding housing element law and the requirements for the 6th Cycle Housing Element Update
  • Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Plan prepared by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
  • Developing regulations to accommodate the City’s RHNA allocation in all income categories
  • City Council and Planning Commission input on up-zoning, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), streamlined permit processing, etc. to accommodate more housing. 
  • Review of public survey questions

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