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File #: 22-262    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/8/2022 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 3/22/2022 Final action: 3/22/2022
Title: Accept the 2021 General Plan Annual Progress Report
Attachments: 1. Santa Clara General Plan 2010-2035 Fact Sheet, 2. 2021 Housing Element Annual Progress Report Summary Data, 3. FY 2020-21 Housing Successor Agency Annual Report, 4. General Plan Amendments 2010-Present

Accept the 2021 General Plan Annual Progress Report

Promote and Enhance Economic, Housing and Transportation Development

California State Law requires local jurisdictions, including Santa Clara, to maintain a General Plan to guide the orderly, long-term use of lands within the City through policies and General Plan Land Use designations. 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's overarching vision for the community in relation to physical development patterns. The City's seven major General Plan strategies are:

1. Enhance the City's High Quality of Life
2. Preserve and Cultivate Neighborhoods
3. Promote Sustainability
4. Enhance City Identity
5. Support Focus Areas and Community Vitality
6. Maintain the City's Fiscal Health and Quality Services
7. Maximize Health and Safety Benefits

The General Plan further establishes multiple goals and policies to guide decision making to be consistent with the realization of these strategies.

The Housing Element is a required component of the General Plan and per State law must demonstrate the City's ability to support residential development capacity consistent with the City's Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA).

The City is required to provide three annual reports to the State to demonstrate the City's progress toward implementation of its General Plan:
* 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)

These reports are due on April 1st of each calendar year and the Housing Eleme...

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