The people who put together the San Francisco Housing Element want to hear from you.
But what, you might ask, is a ‘housing element?’
Simply put, California state law requires that every city council of board of supervisors put together “a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of the city, city and county, or county.” There are seven mandated elements to that plan, and housing is one of them.
That means that local governments, by state law, have to “adequately plan to meet the existing and projected housing needs of all economic segments of the community.”
Which is why San Francisco is trying to find out what we, the residents of Glen Park, think about its plans for the thousands of people who are expected to move to our fair city in the coming years are going to live.
The San Francisco 2009 Housing Element: We Want To Hear From You!
In June of this year, we announced the release of the preliminary draft 2009 Housing Element,which was developed from input received at a Citywide workshop series, a dozen stakeholder sessions, an on-line survey, and work completed by the Community Advisory Body. At that time we invited you to provide your feedback on that draft document. We want to hear from you! So we recently made some changes to make providing that feedback as simple as possible:
If you haven’t already, please read through the draft document and use the links on the website to give us your comments. Alternatively, you can always email comments by writing directly to staff at the address below.
In addition, staff will be hosting a listening session to hear directly from interested parties during the month of February (date to be determined.)
We look forward to bringing the community’s feedback on the draft to the Planning Commission, and to holding a series of working sessions with the Planning Commission to receive your input directly. Staff will hold the first of these sessions as an informational hearing on January 28, 2010.
For specific questions about the Housing Element,
Email: Kearstin Dishinger, Project Manager at Kearstin.Dishinger@sfgov.org
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400 San Francisco, CA 94103-2479