The City is currently updating the Housing Element of the Placerville General Plan. This update is for the 2021 - 2029 planning period. The City seeks and invites your input to help inform this update by completing a questionnaire regarding the City’s existing General Plan housing goals and policies. Please take a few minutes to respond to the following questions and let us know how important each of the following concerns is to you and your family or the people you represent in your organization.
All input is valuable and will be carefully considered during the formulation of our updated Housing Element. Public input and participation is one of the State Department of Housing and Community Development's priorities for the formulation of Housing Elements for communities within California.
Please forward this questionnaire to any member of our community who might be interested in giving input.
To forward the questionnaire, copy the following link then paste the link into the body of a forwarded email.
For Housing Policy Questionnaire please scroll to the bottom of this page.
Existing 2013-2021 Housing Element Goals and Policies
Goal A: To Designate Sufficient Land to Accommodate Placerville’s Share of El Dorado County’s Future Housing Needs
• Policy 1: The City will maintain an inventory of vacant residential sites, to be updated annually.
• Policy 2: As needed, the City will annex land within its Sphere of Influence (SOI) to maintain an adequate supply of residential land.
• Policy 3: The City will promote infill development by identifying suitable sites, design goals, and potential development incentives.
Goal B: To Facilitate the Development of Housing for Special Needs Households
• Policy 1: The City will allow overnight shelters and transitional housing facilities for homeless individuals and families in appropriate zoning districts.
• Policy 2: The City will implement state and federal requirements for persons with disabilities in new residential developments.
• Policy 3: The City will facilitate the development of senior housing by working with senior housing providers to identify adequate sites, assisting in the acquisition of funds for low-income senior housing, and providing development incentives.
• Policy 4: The City shall encourage housing that is affordable to the local workforce by identifying funding sources and potential sites that would make the production of such housing financially feasible.
Goal C: To Facilitate the Development of Housing Affordable to Low- and Moderate-Income Households
• Policy 1: The City will encourage the use of density bonuses and regulatory incentives as tools to assist affordable housing development.
• Policy 2: The City will pursue state and federal funding to assist in developing housing affordable to low- and moderate-income households.
• Policy 3: The City will review the Zoning Ordinance, permit processes, and development fees to identify and remove potential constraints to the development of a range of housing for all income levels and needs.
• Policy 4: The City will review and, if necessary, revise its Hillside Development Standards to reduce their cost impact on housing while protecting the health and safety of Placerville residents and the character of the City.
Goal D: To Promote Equal Housing Opportunity for all Residents
• Policy 1: The City will continue to distribute information on fair housing laws to residents, and refer discrimination complaints to the State Fair Employment and Housing Commission.
• Policy 2: The City will cooperate with local homebuilders, real estate agents, and lenders to conduct an annual fair-housing public information campaign.
Goal E: To Preserve the Existing Housing Stock
• Policy 1: The City will continue to provide rehabilitation assistance to low- and moderate-income households.
• Policy 2: The City will conduct a housing condition survey to identify areas of the community most in need of rehabilitation assistance.
• Policy 3: The City will continue to conduct code enforcement inspections on a complaint basis to ensure that the housing stock remains in habitable condition.
• Policy 4: The City will continue to preserve historic structures within the City by encouraging re-use of buildings within historic districts.
Goal F: To Conserve Existing Affordable Housing Opportunities
• Policy 1: The City will continue to cooperate with the El Dorado County Housing Authority to provide rental assistance to Placerville residents.
• Policy 2: The City will continue to monitor the status of the government-assisted housing in Placerville and preserve the affordability of these units.
• Policy 3: The City will conserve and improve mobile home parks that can meet minimum health and safety standards by working with property owners and residents to obtain funds for park improvements and/or conversion of parks to resident ownership.
Goal G: To Promote Residential Energy Conservation
• Policy 1: The City will continue to implement the energy conservation standards under Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations (state building code standards).
• Policy 2: The City will continue to distribute information on weatherization programs, and pursue funding sources for weatherization assistance for low- and moderate-income households.
• Policy 3: The City will promote energy conservation through its land use planning and development standards.