Sonoma County Housing Element Update

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Sonoma County Housing Element Update
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Document Description
The Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department (Permit Sonoma) is preparing its 6th Cycle Housing Element Update, which will result in a series of zoning changes and a General Plan Amendment necessary to accommodate the County’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). The RHNA is the number of dwelling units assigned to each jurisdiction by state and regional agencies that each city and county must plan for. The County is not responsible to construct the housing, but must identify and zone sites that can accommodate the assigned number of units for the duration of the 8-year Housing Element Cycle. For the current 5th RHNA cycle ending in 2022, the County was allocated a total of 515 units to be accommodated in its Housing Element inventory of adequate sites. The County’s 6th Cycle RHNA is 3,881 dwelling units.

Contact Information

Eric Gage
Agency Name
Sonoma County
Job Title
Planner III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
County Wide

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 18, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (General Plan Amendment and General Plan Element)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, General Plan Element, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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