To comply with the state’s requirement to update the housing element, the City of Del Rey Oaks approved a new element and submitted it to the state by the required deadline of December 31, 2019.
LandWatch engages in the public process in a variety of ways. For this project, here is a list of our engagement strategies.
- Letter: LandWatch Comments on the Housing Element (134K PDF file)
LandWatch comments about affirmatively furthering fair housing efforts and points out that the 241 acre Site 1 in Fort Ord, which is quite isolated from services and opportunities, may not be ideal. On the Site 1A, 18.5-acres, some of this land could be retained for affordable housing. (06.07.21)
- Lawsuit: LandWatch Files Lawsuit Against Del Rey Oaks (237K PDF file)
The Housing Element approved by the City Council of Del Rey Oaks fails to consider the environmental impacts and failed to keep its Housing Element current. (01.03.20)
- Letter: LandWatch Relays CEQA and Housing Element Concerns (9.7M PDF file)
After conversations with the City and City Attorney, LandWatch was unable to support either Housing Element being proposed by staff. The issues relate to compliance with CEQA, groundwater pumping, and the availability of land for housing—among other topics. (12.16.19)