The City of Lompoc has released the Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element Update for a 30-day public review period and is seeking public comments.
The Draft Housing Element Update plans for existing and projected housing needs to accommodate 2,248 new housing units in Lompoc between the years of 2023 to 2031. It describes citywide policies and programs and identifies a range of sites that will be considered for rezones to meet the required number of housing units.
Public Comments Encouraged: The Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element will be available for public review and comment until April 17, 2023 5:00 PM. Submit your comments via email to
The City of Lompoc is excited to announce that it is conducting a technical update to the City of Lompoc 2030 General Plan and preparing the 6th Cycle Update to the Housing Element. This technical update includes updating the existing Safety and Circulation Element, including the development of a new Environmental Justice Element (as required by State Law). The City initiated this update to refine the existing goals and policies of these Elements to address changes to State law and consider changing community needs and opportunities. This effort will enable the City to implement best practices to ensure the goals and policies in the 2030 General Plan meet the needs of the community now, and in the future.
The success of this planning effort will depend in part on input from the community to fully identify the city’s needs and expectations for this update. There will be many opportunities to participate in this update process as the project progresses. This webpage will be your primary source for information related to the project, including project documents, scheduling, news on upcoming meetings, and public outreach opportunities.
For those unable to attend the workshop, we have included a map of the draft residential sites below. Please use the button to view the map. To provide comments, please use the green "Comments" button the right hand side of the page.
The purpose of the housing element is to identify and analyze existing and projected housing needs in order to support housing preservation, improvement, and development for all economic segments of the community.
The State of California requires each City and County to plan for its fair share of the regional housing need. This fair share is determined through a process called the Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA). Once a local government has received its RHNA, it must revise its housing element to show how it plans to accommodate its portion of the region’s housing need.
Every city, town, and county in California must have a general plan, which is the local government’s long-term framework or “constitution” for future growth and development. The general plan represents the community’s aspiration for its future and intentions for community development. The general plan also contains the goals and policies upon which the City Council and Planning Commission will base their land use decisions. Typically, a general plan is designed to address the issues facing the city for the next 20 years.
The general plan is made up of a collection of “elements,” or topic categories. The State currently lists nine elements as mandatory: land use, circulation, housing, conservation, open space, noise, safety, environmental justice, and air quality. As part of this Update, the City is updating the existing Land Use, Housing, Safety, and Circulation Elements.
Brent Gibbons, Project Manager