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Biggs Looks to Finalize Updates to Housing Element

Jul 08, 2022 12:00AM ● By By Seti Long

BIGGS, CA (MPG) – The City of Biggs has put out a notice of a public hearing to be held July 12, at 5:00 PM in City Council Chambers located at 3016 Sixth Street, Biggs.

The purpose of this meeting is to notify the community regarding updates to the City of Biggs Housing Element, which will cover the years 2022-2030. This meeting hopes to wrap up a 9-month-long process, dependent on whether it is adopted by City Council.

The City of Biggs website states, “As one of the elements of the City’s General Plan, the Housing Element is a statement of the community’s priorities with respect to housing its residents. It is a community plan for all types of housing.”

According to the City of Biggs Notice of Public hearings, based on state mandates, a new Housing Element must be adopted by City Council every eight years. “The Housing Element is one of eight mandatory elements to a General Plan in rehabilitation, and preservation of housing for all economic segments of the City’s population.”

Stated in the Notice of Public Hearing, beginning on October 7, 2021, public outreach and planning for the Housing Element included “public workshops, surveys, and other outreach and analysis.” Based off that feedback, a Draft Housing Element has been prepared, which includes the “assessment of housing needs, an assessment of fair housing issues, an inventory of resources, constraints relevant to meeting housing needs, and an eight-year program of actions the City intends to implement to meet housing needs.”

To view the Draft Housing Element, please visit the website: Also available for review at that website are the power point presentations, meeting records from breakout groups, presentations, public surveys and more that have documented the planning process and the incorporation of public feedback over the previous 9-month period.

Participation in these meetings is strongly encouraged so that residents of Biggs can provide their input to City Council, either in person during the public hearing or prior to it. Public comments on agenda items will be accepted until 4 PM on July 12, 2022, by emailing the City Clerk at [email protected] or via the drop box at 465 C Street.

For questions, comments, or access to the project file, please contact City Clerk, Roben Benish, at (530) 868-5493, or email planning staff at: [email protected].