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  Agenda Item   10.    
City Council Meeting
Meeting Date: 03/21/2023  
FROM: Bill Gallardo

2022 General Plan Annual Report
Staff recommends that the City Council take the following actions:
  1. Receive and file the 2022 General Plan and Housing Element Annual Report.
  2. Direct staff to submit the Housing Element Annual Report to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and Office of Planning and Research (OPR).
In 2003, Brea comprehensively updated its General Plan and included with its adoption was an Implementation Guide. The Implementation Guide is intended for use as the basis for preparing the Annual Report to the City Council on the status of the City’s progress in implementing the General Plan goals and policies. State Government Code Section 65400 requires an annual report be given to the legislative body on the status of implementing the goals of the General Plan.
The City continued to implement the goals and policies of the General Plan in 2022, as outlined in Attachment 1 of this report. The annual report covers the period from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. A few key achievements have been summarized below:
  • In 2022, the City approved one Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment, 17 Conditional Use Permits, two General Plan Amendments, two Zone Changes, one new Specific Plan, one Development Agreement, and one Certificate of Compatibility. The City Council also certified one Environmental Impact Report. These projects included improvements to existing commercial, industrial and residential sites as well as new construction development.
  • In 2022, the City issued building permits for a total of seven Accessory Dwelling Units added to the City’s housing stock. The City of Brea has issued building permits for ten residential units so far in the 2021-2029 housing cycle.
  • Four (4) grants and three (3) loans were issued to low-income Brea homeowners for the rehabilitation/repair of their homes through the administration of Community Development Block Grant programs. 
  • On August 16, 2022, Brea City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1229, an Ordinance of the City of Brea approving Zone Change No. 2022-01 for the Brea 265 Specific Plan identified in the City’s 6th Cycle Housing Element. The annexation of the subject property was recorded November 10, 2022, and additional annexation of a remnant 1.5-acre land is currently under review by LAFCO and is expected to be complete by end of 2023.
  • As previously mentioned, the City’s 2021-2029 Housing Element was re-adopted on August 16, 2022 and was certified by the California State Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) on September 8, 2022.
There is no impact on the General Fund.
William Gallardo, City Manager
Prepared by: Jessica Newton, Senior Planner
Concurrence: Jason Killebrew, Community Development Director 
1. 2022 GPAR Memorandum
A – Summary Tables of General Plan Implementation Status
B – Appendix A of the General Plan - Implementation Guide
C – Housing Implementation Program Summary & Affirmatively Furthering Fair
D – 2022 General Plan Annual Progress Report
E – Housing Successor Annual Report

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