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  Agenda Item   20.    
City Council Meeting
Meeting Date: 11/15/2022  
FROM: Bill Gallardo

Subject:
GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 2021-02 AND ZONE CHANGE NO. 2021-01: TO AMEND THE GENERAL PLAN LAND USE AND ZONING DESIGNATIONS OF THREE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY SITES AND THREE ADDITIONAL POTENTIAL SITES IDENTIFIED IN THE CITY’S 6th CYCLE HOUSING ELEMENT, AS PART OF THE HOUSING ELEMENT IMPLEMENTATION EFFORT.
RECOMMENDATION
Staff recommends that the City Council take the following actions:
  1.  Adopt a Resolution (Attachment A) adopting the addendum to the previously certified Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 2003 General Plan (Attachment B) and determine that an addendum to the previously certified Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 2003 General Plan is the appropriate environmental documentation for the Project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and that the addendum adequately analyzed all potential impacts of the Project; 
  2. Adopt a Resolution (Attachment C) approving General Plan Amendment No. 2021-02 to amend the General Plan Land Use designations of the six Project sites;
  3. Introduce by title only and waive further reading of an Ordinance (Attachment D) approving Zone Change No. 2021-01 to amend the zoning designations of the six Project sites; and 
  4. Schedule adoption of aforementioned Ordinance at the next regular City Council meeting.
BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION
As part of the City’s 6th Cycle Housing Element implementation, this is a City initiated request to amend the General Plan Land Use and zoning designations of six housing sites identified in the City’s 6th Cycle Housing Element (Housing Element). The subject housing sites include three Housing Opportunity Sites (Focused Development Sites #7, 10 and 13) and all three Additional Potential Sites (southern portion of 275 Valencia Avenue, 200 S. Associated Road, and 480 N. State College Boulevard). The following entitlements are required:
 
  1. General Plan Amendment (GPA) No. 2021-02: to amend the General Plan Land Use designations of the subject six housing sites; and 
  2. Zone Change (ZC) No. 2021-01:  to amend the zoning designations of the subject six housing sites.
On October 18, 2022, the City Council received staff presentations, opened the public hearing on the proposed GPA and ZC, received public testimony, closed the public hearing, requested additional information, and continued the review of the proposed GPA and ZC to the future meeting. The comprehensive staff report package from the October 18, 2022 City Council meeting, which provides detailed overview of the proposed GPA and ZC, the environmental assessment completed for the proposed GPA and ZC, and the Planning Commission recommendation, is provided as Attachment E and also can be accessed from the following link: http://weblink.cityofbrea.net/WebLink/0/doc/146372/Page1.aspx.
 
Since then, City staff met with the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in an effort obtain clarification on the applicable State law, and prepared a memo that provides the additional information requested by the City Council at the October 18, 2022 meeting, which can be accessed from the following link: https://www.ci.brea.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/13881/City-Council-QA---For-Public.
COMMISSION/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
On September 27, 2022, the Planning Commission, on 5-0 vote, approved a resolution recommending approval of the proposed GPA and ZC.
FISCAL IMPACT/SUMMARY
The costs to process and implement the Project are included in the FY2022/2023 Community Development Department budget.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:
William Gallardo, City Manager
Prepared by:  Joanne Hwang, ACIP, City Planner
Concurrence:  Jason Killebrew, Community Development Director
 
Attachments
A. CEQA Resolution
B - Addendum (Exhibit A of Attachment A)
C - GPA Resolution
D - Zone Change Ordinance
E - October 18, 2022 City Council Staff Report Package

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