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File #: 20-143    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/22/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Title: Accept the 2019 General Plan Annual Progress Report [Council Pillar: Promote and Enhance Economic, Housing and Transportation Development]
Attachments: 1. Santa Clara General Plan 2010-2035 Fact Sheet, 2. Summary Data from the 2019 Housing Element, 3. FY 2018-19 Housing Successor Agency Annual Report- Final, 4. Amendments to the General Plan 2010-present, 5. Resolution No. 19-8734
INFORMATIONAL REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Accept the 2019 General Plan Annual Progress Report [Council Pillar: Promote and Enhance Economic, Housing and Transportation Development]

Report
BACKGROUND
California State Law requires both General Law and Charter Cities, such as Santa Clara, to maintain a General Plan for the City's land uses and to provide annual reports to the State regarding the General Plan's implementation. Currently the City submits three reports to the State on an annual basis, in conformance with this requirement:
* General Plan Annual Progress Report (GP APR)
* General Plan Housing Element Annual Progress Report (Housing Element APR)
* Housing Successor Agency Annual Report regarding the Low and Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund (LMIHAF)

The GP APR must be submitted to the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) for review. Additionally, a progress report on the Housing Element of the General Plan (Housing Element APR) and the LMIHAF must be submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for review and both documents must also be posted on the City's website.

Beginning in 2020, Government Code Section 65400 mandates that all cities, including Charter cities such as Santa Clara, and all 58 counties, submit the Annual Progress Report (APR) on the status and implementation of their General Plan to their legislative body as well as to the Governor's OPR. This report is being submitted to the City Council to fulfill this requirement.

DISCUSSION
The General Plan is an advance planning program to guide the orderly growth and development of the City of Santa Clara. The General Plan communicates the City's long-term vision for future growth and land use and establishes a policy framework to govern decision-making concerning the physical development of the community. The seven major strategies of the General Plan, along with their implementing goals and policies, define and communicate the City...

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