Housing Element Update

The Public Draft Housing Element, an update to the Housing Element of the County’s General Plan, is available for public review and comment.  The Housing Element is required by State law to identify and analyze existing and projected housing needs in order to preserve, improve and develop housing for all economic segments of the community, and demonstrate how the County will accommodate its fair share of regional housing needs.  The County of Colusa is updating the Housing Element consistent with the requirements of State law.  The Draft Housing Element includes a Housing Program, which establishes goals, policies, and implementation programs to address the County’s housing needs through 2014.

The Draft Housing Element was submitted to the state Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for review.  Following receipt of HCD's comments, the Draft Housing Element was revised and re-submitted to HCD.  Please review the Revised Draft Housing Element and let the County know if you have any comments.

Where to View the Revised Draft Housing Element

The Revised Draft Housing Element update may be reviewed during normal business hours at the:

•    Colusa County Department of Planning and Building – 220 12th Street, Colusa

The Housing Element may also be downloaded here:

Environmental Review

A Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration (NOI) and an Initial Study were prepared in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.  These documents were circulated for a 30-day public review and comment that ended October 13, 2010.  Click here to see the NOI and Initial Study.

How to Comment on the Draft Housing Element

All interested parties are invited to review the draft document and express their opinions.  Oral comments will be received at two public meetings:

  • The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the Draft Housing Element at 1:30 p.m. on June 21, 2010 at 547 Market Street, Colusa, and
  • The Board of Supervisors will consider the Draft Housing Element on July 27, 2010 at 547 Market Street, Colusa.

If you would prefer to comment in writing, please submit written comments to: Stephen Hackney, Director of Planning and Building, at 220 12th Street, Colusa, CA, 95932 or by e-mail to: tloudon@countyofcolusa.org.   The public comment period will close on July 27, 2010.