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New Housing Element Adopted - What's Next?

Original post made by Stacey on Feb 13, 2012

State law requires local jurisdictions like Pleasanton to plan for their share of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). The RHNA numbers describe the total number of housing units in each income category for each region. The Housing Element adopted by Pleasanton tonight provides for meeting the 2007-2014 planning period RHNA numbers. In the coming months, some crucial points in the process occur and the public will have the opportunity to weigh in on the RHNA numbers for the 2014-2022 planning period. If you have concerns about how regional planning affects local land-use control, please consider keeping abreast of the process.

From Web Link

- By May 2012, ABAG releases draft RHNA methodology for comment at a joint meeting of ABAG's Administrative Committee and MTC's Planning Committee.
- In June 2012, ABAG will hold a public hearing about the draft RHNA methodology.
- By July 2012, ABAG adopts the final methodology and releases the draft RHNA allocation. The public has 60 days to comment on the draft allocation.
- RHNA Appeals Process begins immediately after the comment period closes. Local jurisdictions have 60 days to file appeals.
- By February-March 2013, ABAG holds public hearing on RHNA appeals and responds to comments.
- In May 2013, ABAG adopts the final RHNA allocation at a public hearing.

Comments (4)

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Feb 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

I should add, let's start being more proactive rather than reactive.

Posted by , a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 14, 2012 at 6:15 am

You are talking over the heads of most of us.

The community needs to know that life as we know it in Pleasanton has just CHANGED. They need to know that this is just the begining, that there will continue to be damaging unmittigated growth. So far no one seems to have a clue of what to do about it.

Posted by SteveP, a resident of Parkside
on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

SteveP is a registered user.

Sacry stuff, almost Orwelian sounding, from their website. It's amazing, the amount of control over people's lives that has resulted from our local populace voting for people and ideas that change our lives from free choice to the equivalent of hamsters in a cage.
From the websites FAQ section, regarding how they will change our area to accommodate their worldview: "•Clustering more homes, jobs and other activities around transit, so people will be encouraged to take transit rather than drive"
Can't wait for the single point of failure (transit breakdowns) that occurs with this implementation. Not to mention the inherent increase in crime that occurs wen you put so many people in close proximity---not to mention the fact they'll be low income.
Scary stuff indeed.

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Stacey is a registered user.



I suggest that what we need to do is be more proactive.

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