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Association of Bay Area Governments Notice of Public Hearing Bay Area local governments and residents are invited by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to comment on the 6th Cycle of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process. Under this process, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) identifies the total number of homes for which each region in California must plan in order to meet the housing needs of people at all income levels over an eight-year period. ABAG is responsible for developing a methodology to allocate a portion of this housing need to every local government in the Bay Area. In turn, each local government must update its Housing Element to demonstrate the sites, policies, and strategies necessary to meet the community’s housing needs. More information about the RHNA process and RHNA subregions can be found on ABAG’s website at: https://abag.ca.gov/our-work/housing/rhna-regional-housing-needs-allocation. ABAG is soliciting comments on the following two components of the 6th Cycle RHNA process: 1) Proposed RHNA Methodology: The RHNA methodology is a formula that calculates the number of housing units assigned to each city and county, and the formula also distributes each jurisdiction’s housing unit allocation among four affordability levels. The RHNA allocation must meet the statutory objectives of RHNA and be consistent with the forecasted development pattern from Plan Bay Area 2050. 2) Draft Subregional Shares of Regional Housing Need: As part of the RHNA process, local jurisdictions have the opportunity to form a subregion to conduct an allocation process that parallels, but is separate from, the regional process. ABAG is responsible for determining each subregion’s share of housing need, and each subregion is then required to complete all of the statutory steps in the RHNA process to develop an allocation of housing units that meets the same statutory requirements as the regional allocation process, including consistency with Plan Bay Area 2050. Subregions have formed in Napa County (includes City of American Canyon, City of Napa, Town of Yountville, and the County of Napa) and in Solano County (includes all jurisdictions). A public hearing to receive public testimony on these documents will be held during an upcoming meeting of the ABAG Regional Planning Committee. The public hearing is scheduled for: Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (Remotely) Bay Area Metro Center Board Room, 1st Floor 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 In light of Governor Newsom’s State of Emergency declaration regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and in accordance with Executive Order N-29-20 issued by Governor Newsom on March 17, 2020 and the Guidance for Gatherings issued by the California Department of Public Health, the meeting will be conducted via webcast, teleconference, and Zoom for all participants. Detailed instructions on participating via Zoom are available at: https://abag.ca.gov/meetings-events/ meetings/how-provide-public-comment-board-meeting-zoom%C2%A0. The meeting Zoom link and accessibility instructions will be posted to: https:// abag.ca.gov/meetings-events/public-hearing no less than 72 hours prior to the hearing. The proposed RHNA Methodology and Subregional Shares will be open for public comment beginning October 21, 2020. The proposed 6th Cycle RHNA Methodology and Subregional Shares materials will be posted on ABAG’s website at: https://abag.ca.gov/meetings-events/public-hearing. Written comments will be accepted until 12:00 noon, Friday, November 20, 2020 and may be submitted to the Association of Bay Area Governments and Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (ABAG-MTC) Public Information Office via e-mail to RHNA@bayareametro.gov or via USPS at 375 Beale St, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105. Please include “Proposed RHNA Methodology and Subregional Shares” in the subject line. Oral testimony will be received until the close of the public hearing on November 12, 2020. At the regularly scheduled November 12, 2020 meeting, the ABAG Regional Planning Committee will consider public comments on the proposed RHNA Methodology and Subregional Shares, which then will be referred to the ABAG Executive Board for final action. The ABAG Executive Board is slated to take action on the proposed items at the December 17, 2020 meeting. Do you need an interpreter or any other assistance to participate? Please call 415-778-6757. We require at least three working days’ notice to accommodate interpreter requests. For TDD or hearing impaired, call 711, California Relay Service, or 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (voice) and ask to be relayed to 415-778-6700. ¿Necesita un intérprete u otra asistencia para participar? Por favor llame al 415-778-6757. Solicitamos tres días hábiles para poder coordinar servicios de interprete. Para servicios de TDD o para sordomudos, favor de llamar al 711 al Servicio de Retransmisión de California o al 1-800-735-2929 (para TTY) o al 1-800-735-2922 (para voz) y pida que lo conecten al 415-778-6700. 您是否需要翻譯員或任何其他幫助才能參加呢?請提前三天致電415-7786757. 有聽覺或者语言障碍的人士, 请打电话到711, 加州传达服务. 电传打字机的 联系号码是1-800-735-2929, 需要语音服务可以打电话到1-800-735-2922, 然后要 求传达到 415-778-6700. CNSB#3406358