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The City will provide opportunities for community involvement at each step in the development of the Housing Element & Technical General Plan Update. The City will update the information below as new events are announced.

City Council Hearing on the Public Hearing Draft Housing Element

Held: November 21, 2023
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

Location: City Hall
100 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, California 93436

Download the Public Hearing Draft Housing Element Here


 

Public Hearing Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element Update Available Now!

The City of Lompoc presented its Draft Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for initial 90-day review on May 11, 2023. On August 9, 2023, the City received a comment letter from HCD indicating the remaining revisions needed to achieve certification and full compliance with State law. 

The City has revised the Housing Element to respond to each of HCD's comments and prepared a matrix summarizing HCD's comments and the City's responses. The Public Hearing Draft Housing Element was submitted to the Planning Commission on October 25, 2023. The Housing Element will be submitted to the City Council for consideration of adoption on November 21, 2023. Following adoption, the City must submit the Housing Element to HCD for a follow-up 60-day review. 

Please use the buttons below to download the Public Hearing Draft Housing Element, the Comment/Response Matrix, and HCD's comment letter.

Planning Commission Adoption Hearing for the 2023-2031 Draft General Plan Housing Element Update

The City of Lompoc Planning Commission considered recommendations to the City Council at their regularly scheduled public hearing on October 25, 2023, regarding the adoption of the 2023-2031 Housing Element Update.

Event Details:
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Plaza, Council Chambers

The City of Lompoc presented its Draft Housing Element to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for review on May 11, 2023. The Planning Commission will review HCD’s comments received on August 9, 2023 from the State’s 90-day review period and make recommendations to the City Council.

The Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element Update must accommodate 2,248 new housing units within the City of Lompoc between the years of 2023 and 2031. The plan also includes city policies and programs for the development, rehabilitation, preservation of housing units, and two properties are being considered for a rezone to meet the required number of housing units.

Planning Commission and City Council meetings on the
Public Review Draft Housing Element

In April 2023, the City held meetings with the Planning Commission and City Council to review and discuss the Public Review Draft Housing Element. Information on each event, including the agenda and staff report, are included below. 

Next Steps: 

The City must take 10 business days to revise the Public Review Draft to respond to comments from the public, Planning Commission, and City Council. Following this revision period, the City will submit the updated Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for initial review. HCD has 90-days to review and provide comments on the Housing Element. 

Please note: comments on the Housing Element can be submitted at any time by using the green "Comments" button on the right side of this website. 

Planning Commission Meeting

Held: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.

Location: 
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Plaza, Council Chambers
Comcast Channel 23 and KPEG 100.9 FM
and livestreamed online

City Council Meeting

Held: Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.

Location: 
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Plaza, Council Chambers
Comcast Channel 23 and KPEG 100.9 FM
and livestreamed online

Thank you for providing your input on Environmental Justice!

In January 2023, the City of Lompoc held two community events to gather input from residents about environmental justice and issues facing the Lompoc community. Input gathered through these community events will guide the goals, policies, and programs drafted in the Environmental Justice Element. Check back here regularly for updates on the drafting of the Environmental Justice Element.

 On Saturday, January 21, 2023, the Project Team had a pop-up booth at the Lompoc Outdoor Community Market between 9am and 12pm and gathered surveys about residents' lived experiences in Lompoc.

On Monday, January 30, 2023, the Project Team held an Environmental Justice Element Community Workshop at Lompoc High School to discuss assets, issues, and opportunities in Lompoc. 

Throughout January the environmental justice survey was available online for community members to provide input on various topics related to environmental justice.

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

Join the General Plan & Housing Element eMail List!


Provide your email address to stay up to date on meetings and key milestones. The Housing Element & Technical General Update Team will send out timely emails throughout the process regarding upcoming events, workshops, meetings, and project documents.

Click the orange "eMail List" tab on the right edge of this website to sign up.

Housing Needs Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Housing Needs Survey! The Housing Needs Survey helped collect information about local demand for different types of housing, concerns regarding housing access, and ways for the City to reduce constraints to housing production. The Housing Needs Survey was open for 41 days between August 16, 2022 and September 26, 2022.

The survey results highlighted that supply of homes and cost of housing, for both rentals and ownership options, are the main barriers to housing access in Lompoc. The survey results also reflected present demand for more rental units and homes available for purchase. Among the various types of housing options offered, small multifamily complexes, such as triplexes and fourplexes, were the housing type of choice for increasing the housing stock among survey respondents.

Housing Element Workshop #1

Thank you for joining us for the first Housing Element community workshop held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at City Council Chambers. The workshop provided an introduction to the Housing Element and Technical General Plan Update, summarized key steps in the process, and sought public input on housing issues and distinct economic, social, and geographic housing needs. The workshop was held in an open house format with multiple stations including display posters and interactive activities designed to encourage community input.

Miss the event? It's not too late to provide your input! Use the green "comments" button to send us your thoughts.

City Council Meeting #1

On May 17, City Council held a meeting to discuss the Housing Element & Technical General Plan Update. The meeting provided an understanding of the need for and purpose of updates to the Housing, Safety, and Circulation Elements, as well as the key steps in the process, new State requirements, community engagement opportunities, and contemporary planning issues.

Meetings

Community Workshops
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Community Workshop #1
8/18/2022
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Community Workshop #2
10/13/2022
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City Council
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CC Meeting #1
5/17/2022
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Planning Commission

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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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