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City of Lompoc

Housing Element & Technical General Plan Update

Upcoming Events!

Join us for upcoming meetings with the Planning Commission and City Council! The Housing Element Team will be meeting with each body to discuss potential housing sites in Lompoc and strategies to meet the RHNA. Each meeting will include an introductory presentation, review and discussion of the draft sites inventory, and an opportunity for residents to provide input!


Welcome!

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.

Thank you for joining us for Community Workshop #2

On Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 5:00pm, the City of Lompoc held an in-person Community Workshop at Dick DeWees Community Center to discuss the Housing Element and Technical General Plan Update and potential housing sites in Lompoc. The workshop included an introduction to State requirements, a discussion of sites with residential capacity, and a conversation on fair housing issues.

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.

Community Workshop #2


Held Thursday, October 13, 2022
Dick DeWees Community Center
1120 West Ocean Ave

What is a Housing Element?

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.

What is a General Plan?

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.

Get Involved!

The General Plan & Housing Element Update process provides all residents, property owners, and businesses with the chance to help guide the future of housing and life in the city.
  • Join our email list. Just click the orange “eMail List” button on the top of the screen.
  • Send us your thoughts, anytime! Use the green “Comments” button to send us a comment at your convenience.
  • Participate in Workshops. Throughout the Update process, the General Plan & Housing Element Team will host events, online surveys, and more. These will be critical opportunities for you to provide guidance to the General Plan & Housing Element Team. Please check the website regularly and watch for announcements via the mailing list.
  • Review Documents. The General Plan & Housing Element Team will post all draft documents to the website. Please check the Documents page for all project deliverables and instructions on commenting.

Project Contacts
Brent Gibbons, Project Manager
(916) 446-0522
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City of Lompoc
100 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA 93436

Brian Halvorson, Planning Manager
(805) 875-8228
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