California State Law requires each city and county to include in their general plan a housing element, which establishes land-use strategies related to housing. Contained in the housing element are goals and policies that act as a framework for meeting future housing needs, alleviating constraints on housing, housing programs, and establishing quantified objectives. The housing element also provides a framework for the City to meet its obligation to demonstrate the ability to accommodate the City’s share of regional housing needs, known as the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (“RHNA”).
2013-2021 Housing Element Update
On December 16th, 2013, City Council adopted the 2013-2021 Housing Element Update of the City's General Plan. To access the Housing Element please refer to the General Plan, section V Housing Element.
An addendum was prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA Guidelines. This document has been prepared to serve as an addendum to the previously certified Rancho Cordova General Plan Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), which consists of the Draft EIR and the Final EIR. As demonstrated in the environmental analysis provided in Section 3.0 (Environmental Analysis) of the addendum to the Rancho Cordova General Plan Final EIR (addendum), proposed changes do not meet the criteria for preparing a subsequent or supplemental EIR. The project may be approved as activity covered within the scope of the program EIR. An addendum is appropriate here because, as explained in Section 3.0, none of the conditions calling for a preparation of a subsequent EIR have occurred. The document can be viewed here: Housing Element Update Addendum.