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File #: 21-830    Version: Name: Housing Element Guiding Principles
Type: Resolution Status: Action Item
File created: 3/29/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 4/12/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - Adoption of a Resolution Establishing Guiding Principles for Culver City's 2021-2029 Housing Element Update.
Attachments: 1. 2021-04-12_ATT_1_Proposed Resolution Establishing HE Guiding Principles.pdf, 2. 2021-04-12_ATT_2_Realistic Capacity Chart
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CC - Adoption of a Resolution Establishing Guiding Principles for Culver City's 2021-2029 Housing Element Update.

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Meeting Date: April 12, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Ashley Hefner/CDD/Advance Planning
Phone Number: (310) 253-5744
Fiscal Impact: Yes [X] No [] General Fund: Yes [X] No []

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (04/07/2021), Notify Me - General Plan Update (04/07/2021)
Department Approval: Sol Blumenfeld, Community Development Director (03/30/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends the City Council adopt a resolution establishing Guiding Principles for Culver City's 2021-2029 Housing Element update (Attachment 1).

BACKGROUND
On March 22, 2021, the City Council considered a proposed resolution establishing Guiding Principles (Principles) to inform the adoption and implementation of Culver City's 2021-2029 Housing Element update. Mayor Fisch and Christopher S. Elmendorf, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law, drafted the Principles, which intend to aim higher than the state requirements and guidelines for the Housing Element update.
Advance Planning staff and the GPU consultants reviewed the Principles and outlined concerns in the March 22 staff report on the feasibility of certain Principles related to meeting the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Housing Element adoption deadline, as well as increased scope and costs beyond the existing GPU agreement. The HCD deadline is October 15, 2021, with a 120-day grace period ending February 12, 2021. About 30 members of the public commented on the item, the majority of which spoke in support of the Principles. City Council directed staff return with a revised resolution to:
* Follow the Principles that state law requires...

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