The EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #12
Shasta County General Plan Housing Element 2014-2019
The Shasta County Planning Commission held a public workshop on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in the Board of Supervisors Chambers to review the 2014-2019 Housing Element update. Members of Planning Commission, County staff, citizens, Mary Machado of Shasta Voices and I (representing the Shasta Builders’ Exchange) were present.
California State law requires that counties adopt Housing Elements as part of their General plans to analyze issues of housing availability, affordability, and the needs in the respective counties. A review of Shasta County revealed a shortage of housing units for Extremely Low Income.
I believe the challenge rests to some extent with the fees associated with building affordable housing.
My 3-minute presentation to the Commission focused on 2 areas:
- Estimated Processing Time for Development Permits
- This timeline needs to be narrowed and more specific so developer may plan better
- Building fees should be reviewed by project to assure that the needs of the community (especially the extremely low-income sector), the County and the developer are met.
*Please note that a copy of the Public Review Draft of the Housing Element has been posted on the Planning Division website. PDF Here.
We encourage all our members to review this document and submit any comments or concerns to the County by June 30, 2017. For more information, Please contact Bill Walker, AICP, Senior Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530.225.5532
by Joe Chimenti