Part of the CRA Briefs is a section providing updates on county plans and initiatives. This is from the brief shared on March 3, 2022.
Marin County – Housing and Safety Elements 2023-2031 Plan: The County is in the process of updating the Housing and Safety Elements of the Countywide Plan (the County’s General Plan). The Countywide Plan serves as the guiding vision for the future of unincorporated Marin. These Elements focus on housing needs and conditions, and climate change adaptation measures including wildfire, sea level rise and flooding concerns. https://www.marincounty.org/depts/cd/divisions/planning/housing-and-safety-elements
Monterey County – 2022 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Review Period: The 2022 Monterey County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is a comprehensive update to the 2016 Plan. The Plan includes unincorporated Monterey County, the cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Gonzales, Greenfield, King, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, and Soledad, as well as the Monterey County Water Resources Agency, the Carmel Area Wastewater District, Monterey One Water, the Monterey Regional Waste Management District, and the Moss Landing Harbor District. Comments will be accepted through 5 pm PT on March 11, 2022. Comments will be reviewed by the planning team and incorporated into the final plan as appropriate. https://files.monterey.org/News/MJHMP-Public-Review-Press-Release.pdf
San Benito County – Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Review Period: San Benito County, the City of Hollister, the City of San Juan Bautista, San Benito County Water District, and Sunnyslope County Water District are in the process of finalizing the 2022 San Benito County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is now available for public review. The feedback form will be live until March 28th. https://www.cosb.us/Home/Components/News/News/82/57
Santa Barbara County – 2022 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Review Period: The 2022 Draft Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is complete. The public comment period will last from March 1-15, 2022. Feedback can be emailed or shared at a virtual public review and feedback workshop, which is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:30pm. https://readysbc.org/2021/03/19/2022mjhmpupdate/
Santa Cruz County – Launches Online Dashboard Tracking CZU Lightning Fire Rebuilding Efforts: The dashboard monitors single-family dwelling permits, including completed permits and the status of incomplete permits. It also tracks total permits issued by type, which may include electrical, grading, fire and other types of permits. The dashboard is one several metrics the County uses to monitor recovery progress. https://www.santacruzcounty.us/FireRecovery/RecoveryPermitCenter/RecoveryPermitCenterDashboard.aspx