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Housing Element Update 2019-2027

In March 1, 2019 the City of Ukiah embarked on its 2019-2027 Housing Element Update process (see the press release). The process was concluded when the 2019-2027 Housing Element was adopted by the Ukiah City Council on October 23, 2019 and subsequently certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development on December 5, 2019.

Section 65302(c) of the California Government Code requires that the City of Ukiah adopt a Housing Element as part of the General Plan to analyze issues of housing availability, affordability, and needs within the community. In addition, the Housing Element seeks to set goals, policies, programs and implementation strategies to address those issues. As part of the update process, the City will be seeking input and ideas from the community on the following types of housing issues:

  • How should the City address its regional housing need for the next eight years?
  • How should the goals, policies, and implementation tasks of the Housing Element be updated such that they are realistic, accessible, and responsive to the housing needs in the community?

City of Ukiah 2019-2027 Housing Element

(Adopted October 23, 2019 and Certified by HCD December 5, 2019)

City of Ukiah 2019-2027
Housing Element Initial Study & Negative Declaration

Adopted by City Council on October 23, 2019

In accordance with Section 15063 of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, an Initial Study/Negative Declaration was prepared for the City of Ukiah 2019-2027 Housing Element. The Final Initial Study/Negative Declaration was adopted by City Council on October 23, 2019.

Adopted 2019-2027 Housing Element Final Initial Study and Negative Declaration

2019-2027 Housing Element ISND Response To Comments

The following public meetings and review periods were held
regarding review and adoption of the City’s Draft 2019-2027 Housing Element:

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: The public review period for the Draft IS/ND was from Tuesday July 23, 2019 through Monday August 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The IS/ND was also available for review at the City of Ukiah Community Development Department at 300 Seminary Ave, Ukiah Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Questions may be submitted via email to mirace@cityofukiah.com, submitted in person, or mailed to the Community Development Department, ATTN: Michelle Irace, at the aforementioned address.

Wednesday October 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

City of Ukiah Council Meeting
Civic Center Chambers, 300 Seminary Ave., Ukiah

Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

City of Ukiah Planning Commission
Civic Center Chambers, 300 Seminary Ave., Ukiah

Staff requested a recommendation from the Planning Commission to the City Council for approval of Initial Study/Negative Declaration and amendments to Housing Element (2019-2027 Housing Element Update). More information, including the pertinent documents may be found online at http://www.cityofukiah.com/meetings/, or may be obtained from the Department of Community Development at the Ukiah Civic Center. Recorded video feed of the meeting can be found on the Planning Commission tab of the City Council & Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes page.

Thursday August 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Mendocino County Airport Land Use Commission
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 501 Low Gap Rd., Ukiah

The Airport Land Use Commission reviewed the Housing Element for Determination of Consistency with Airport Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Meeting materials can be found online at https://www.mendocinocounty.org/government/planning-building-services/meeting-agendas/airport-land-use-commission.

Community Participation

Community participation is a vital part of developing the Housing Element, and it is important we hear from local residents and interested agencies on these issues. The City held two community workshops to receive input on the development of the Housing Element. Spanish translation services were available and each workshop covered slightly different subject matter. Information regarding the workshops is below:


Community Workshop #1
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Community Workshop #2
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Contact Us

If you cannot attend the workshops, please email or mail comments to Alicia Tlelo, Assistant Planner at atlelo@cityofukiah.com or 300 Seminary Ave, Ukiah, CA 95482. Any questions about the workshop can also be directed to Alicia at (707) 463-6268.