The following Housing Element Programs were either initiated by the Board of Supervisors, mandated by state law, or adopted with the 2014-2021 Housing Element. The proposed timeline to complete all programs has been outlined in the 2018 General Plan Annual Progress Report.
- Mobilehome Park and Senior Mobilehome Park Overlays in the Non-Coastal Zone (Board Initiated)
The Board of Supervisors directed Planning Division staff to craft a new “Mobilehome Park” overlay zone for existing mobile home parks in the unincorporated County. A study of the potential for an overlay zone was completed, and draft ordinance language is now being reviewed. There would be two overlay zones: one would apply to mobilehome parks in general and the other would apply specifically to senior mobilehome parks. These overlay zones would preserve their continued use as mobilehome parks, and for those parks predominantly occupied by seniors, it would maintain the availability of those parks for seniors. Planning Division staff expects to bring the overlay zones to the Board of Supervisors in late Summer 2019. No hearings are currently scheduled, but updates will be posted as they occur.
- Supportive and Transitional Housing (State Mandated)
This project includes review of County Zoning Ordinances to amend them, as necessary, to achieve compliance with SB 745 (Government Code section 65583(a)(5)) and AB 2162 (Government Code section 65650). Planning staff will also develop a streamlined application for affordable housing projects meeting the requirements of AB 2162.
SB 745 changed the definitions of supportive housing, target population, and transitional housing in Housing Element law and specified that such housing can only be subject to those restrictions that apply to other residential dwellings of the same type in the same zone. AB 2162, which went into effect in 2019, allows for streamlined approval of affordable housing projects that include a supportive housing component.
- Farmworker Housing Standards in the Non-Coastal Zone (Housing Element)
As outlined in the County’s Housing Element Program 188.8.131.52(8), Planning Division staff will evaluate development standards applicable to discretionary farmworker complexes and adopt new or amend existing development standards, if warranted, to facilitate more construction of these units. In addition, it is anticipated that amendments to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance will be required, for consistency with State Law to implement the Employee Housing Act (California Health and Safety Code, Section 17000-17062.5). Any updates to the existing development standards will be conducted in consultation with farmworker housing organizations.
It is expected that the ordinance amendments will be brought to the Board of Supervisors by the end of 2019, and post-adoption tasks (such as preparation of public information materials and updates to permitting documents) will be completed by mid-2020.