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Public Engagement

 

Upcoming Events

 

The 2021-2029 Housing Element is under review with HCD.

There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time. 

 

Project Schedule

 

The Alhambra Housing Element Update project was described on the About page, and is expected to take about a year and a half from data analysis all the way through adoption and certification.  

Since Fall 2020, the project team has been sharing helpful information and soliciting feedback, ideas, concerns, and questions through this website, several City websites, newsletters, local newspapers, community events, and public meetings. The project team has also presented data, methods, key findings, recommendations, and project status updates at numerous public events and meetings throughout the project.

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Past Events

City Council Public Hearing

January 31, 2022

The Planning Commission recommended that the Alhambra City Council adopt the Initial Study - Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for the proposed 2021-2029 Housing Element, which it did at a public hearing on January 31, 2022. Please see this website for the agenda, as well as the link to the meeting materials. 

Missed the presentation? No problem. You can view the recording here

CEQA Initial Study - Negative Declaration

Public Comment Period

December 17, 2021 - January 15, 2022

 

The IS/ND was been prepared in accordance with CEQA Guidelines and a 30-day public comment period was held from December 17, 2021 to January 15, 2022. The time to submit comments has passed. ​Please see important documents relating to this process (the notice, as well as the IS/ND Report and appendices) on the Project Documents page.

Planning Commission Public Hearing

January 3, 2022

In accordance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines the City of Alhambra has prepared an Initial Study - Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for the proposed 2021-2029 Housing Element. The IS/ND will was reviewed at a Planning Commission Public Hearing on January 3rd where the Commission recommended adoption to City Council. The IS/ND document and Planning Commission Staff Report can be found on the Project Documents page. 

Missed the presentation? No problem. Please see this website for the agenda, meeting materials, and the video recording. You can listen to the recording here

City Council Meeting

September 27, 2021 

The Housing Element was discussed at the September 27th City Council meeting. Please see this website for the agenda, as well as the link to the meeting materials. 

Missed the presentation? No problem. You can view the recording here

Pubic Comment Period 

August 26 - September 26

The Public Review Draft of the Housing Element was released on August 26th and a public comment period ran from August 26 to September 26. This was the official time to submit formal comments and suggest revisions to the draft Housing Element before it moves toward HCD review and adoption. 

 

You can still access the document on the Project Documents page, but the time to submit official comments has passed.

Planning Commission Meeting

September 20, 2021

The Housing Element was also discussed at the September 20th Planning Commission Meeting. 

Missed the presentation? No problem. Please see this website for the agenda, meeting materials, and the video recording. You can listen to the recording here

All the information covered at this event can be found here on this website (visit the About page and the Project Documents page). 

City Council Meeting

September 13, 2021 

The Housing Element was also discussed at the September 13th City Council meeting. Please see this website for the agenda, as well as the link to the meeting materials. 

Missed the presentation? No problem. You can view the recording here

 

Community Workshop #2

September 8, 2021

Our second virtual Community Workshop was held on September 8, 2021. A presentation at this workshop provided information about:

  • The Housing Element Update Project - including the process, key dates, and important state requirements

  • Alhambra's Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) number

  • What chapters to focus on in this (lengthy) document

  • How to provide feedback on the Draft Housing Element

Missed the community workshop? No problem.

City Council Meeting

August 9, 2021

An update on the Housing Element was discussed at the August 9th City Council meeting. Please see this website for the agenda, as well as the link to the meeting materials. 

Missed the presentation? No problem. You can view the recording here

All the information covered at this event can be found here on this website (visit the About page and the Project Documents page). 

Planning Commission Meeting

May 3, 2021

The Housing Element project was discussed at the May 3rd Planning Commission meeting.

Missed the presentation? No problem. Please see this website for the agenda, meeting materials, and the video recording. You can listen to the recording here

All the information covered at this event can be found here on this website (visit the About page and the Project Documents page). 

Housing Element Town Hall Events

Throughout April, the Alhambra Council Members each hosted a Town Hall event to discuss the Housing Element project. These presentations included an overview of RHNA and a discussion of potential housing strategies for the community's input.

Missed the Town Hall Events? No problem. You can view the recordings here

All the information covered at this event can be found here on this website (visit the About page and the Project Documents page). You can also watch the presentation recording or download the event presentation (PPT file) by clicking below. 

Community Survey

 

A community survey was conducted in February and March 2021. This survey began at the Community Workshop and was open for three weeks. The survey sought feedback, experiences, concerns, and ideas as it relates to living in Alhambra, moving here, building new housing, maintaining housing, or offering housing services and assistance to those in need. This input will be used to inform the Housing Element as it is prepared.

Missed the community survey? No problem.

This page describes additional opportunities to get involved and provide your input, feedback, and experiences. In addition, you can email your thoughts, ideas, and feedback at anytime to HousingElement@CityofAlhambra.org.  

Community Workshop #1

February 17, 2021

Our first virtual Community Workshop was held on February 17, 2021. A presentation at this workshop provided helpful information about the Housing Element Update Project, including the following:

  • The Housing Element Update Project - including the process, key dates, and important state requirements

  • Alhambra's Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) number

  • Alhambra's current housing stock and housing market trends

  • How the RHNA affects housing in an around the city

  • Ways to get involved and provide input

Missed the community workshop? No problem.

 

All the information covered at this event can be found here on this website (visit the About page and the Project Documents page). You can also watch the presentation recording or download the event presentation (PPT file) by clicking below.