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The City started work on implementing and updating the Housing Element in January 2014. The City Council appointed a Housing Element Subcommittee to work with Staff and a consultant to complete two required tasks. The first track involved adopting a variety of Zoning Ordinance Amendments, which were pledged in the current Housing Element (which was adopted in 2012). In order to be eligible for certification from the State for the upcoming Housing Element cycle, the City was obligated to follow through with these program amendments. The first track was completed in July 2014 (see more information regarding “TRACK ONE” by clicking here). The City is now focused on the second track, which involves updating the current Housing Element and gaining certification by the State by January 31, 2015 (see more information regarding “TRACK TWO” by clicking here).

HOUSING ELEMENT INFORMATION: Sausalito adopted an updated Housing Element in October 2012 which covers the years 2009-2014 (see the link at the bottom of the page for the Adopted Housing Element). This Housing Element was certified by the State of California, Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in November of 2012 as being in compliance with Housing Element Law. The Housing Element is one of the seven mandated elements of a jurisdiction’s General Plan. Housing Element Law, enacted in 1969, mandates that local governments adequately plan to meet the existing and projected housing needs of all economic segments of the community.

Mayor Ray Withy
Vice Mayor Thomas Theodores
Planning Commission Chair Joan Cox
Planning Commissioner Susan Cleveland-Knowles

***Please direct correspondence to the Housing Element Subcommittee to staff liaison Lilly Schinsing:***

2014 Meeting Agendas and Packets
January 30, 2014
February 7, 2014
February 13, 2014
March 15, 2014 Workshop
        (video recording)  -  Answers to Questions asked
March 19, 2014
March 31, 2014
April 9, 2014
May 13, 2014
June 13, 2014
September 11, 2014
September 22, 2014


September 24, 2013
December 10, 2013 
February 24, 2014
April 22, 2014

May 20, 2014

June 24, 2014        VMU/HMU          Density Bonus and Reasonable Accommodations Ordinances
July 8, 2014            Density Bonus Ordinance         Reasonable Accommodations Ordinance
July 15, 2014  two documents to be linked later
July 22, 2014        Special Needs Ordinance       VMU Ordinance
October 7, 2014

May 21, 2014
July 9, 2014     Zoning Ordinance Amendments     Housing Element Focused Amendment


The City of Sausalito’s Housing Element was adopted by the City Council on October 9, 2012 and certified by the State Department of Housing and Community Development on November 7, 2012.

Adopted Housing Element
2014 Focused Amendment to Adopted Housing Element
Approved Initial Environmental Study-Negative Declaration
2014 Addendum to Environmental Study-Negative Declaration
Housing Element Update Background Documents

Last updated: 11/6/2014 3:38:24 PM