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City, county to hold housing public hearing

Projections say 10,000 more housing units needed by 2014

Posted: July 20, 2008 12:39 a.m.
Updated: September 20, 2008 5:02 a.m.
City and county officials are ready to hear your concerns about housing in the Santa Clarita Valley.
A community workshop is scheduled for Tuesday to discuss issues ranging from affordable housing to housing near jobs.

City and county planners are preparing the housing element of the valley-wide One Valley, One Vision general plan. The housing section will “identify the housing needs for the entire valley based on state estimates on how many units we’ll need to provide,” city Senior Planner Jason Smisko said. “We’re looking forward to hearing from the community what their housing issues are.”

The state looked at population projections and economic indicators for the Santa Clarita Valley and determined that the area needs about 10,000 more housing units by 2014. The 10,000 units are distributed among extremely low income, very low income, low income, moderate income and market rate levels.

City and county planners plan to hold a study session in October to present the housing element to the public.

The housing section will be the final portion of the five-chapter general plan that will likely go before the City Council in the spring.

The workshop will be held at the Santa Clarita Community Center in Newhall, located at 22421 Market Street. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m.


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