TWO Housing Element workshops this week (updated information): Programs and Policies (March 29) + Additional Candidate Sites (March 31)

March 29, 2022

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March 29, 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Housing Programs and Policies

The Housing Element addresses housing needs and barriers for the 2023-2031 period. In addition to identifying potential housing sites for development, the Housing Element also includes a section on goals, programs and policies that establish an action plan for the development and preservation of housing and affordable housing. This section must include meaningful actions that affirmatively further fair housing and address historical patterns of housing segregation.

Join the County on Tuesday, March 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for an interactive online workshop to discuss policy and program ideas. This is the fourth in a series of workshops. There will be live Spanish interpretation.

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Housing programs and policies will be presented to the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission at a joint meeting on Tuesday April 12, 5:00 PM or thereafterComments and suggestions about housing programs and policies can be communicated with housing staff by email ( or by phone (415) 473-7309 until Monday April 11 at 3:30 PM

March 31, 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Additional Candidate Housing Sites (Novato’s Atherton and San Geronimo Valley)

Join the County on Thursday, March 31st from 6:00 – 7:00 PM for an interactive online workshop to discuss new candidate sites in Novato’s Atherton and San Geronimo Valley. 

On March 15, the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission reviewed a refined candidate sites list provided by County staff. After direction given by the Board and Commission following community input, the units count was reduced and several candidate sites were removed from the list. To make up for that deficit, additional sites were suggested in Novato’s Atherton and San Geronimo Valley. The sites that will be presented at this meeting are new and have not yet been considered by the Board and Commission. All are encouraged to attend.

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The list of additional sites under consideration is available for review prior to the meeting (also posted on the County’s Housing Sites webpage).

An updated recommended sites list will be posted on the County’s Housing Sites webpage this week. Comments about sites may be submitted by Monday April 11 at 3:30 PM by email to either or

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If you are unable to attend remote meetings, please email or call (415) 473-7309 and Staff will contact you about future in person meeting opportunities/accommodations.