The proposed project is the draft Monte Sereno 6th Cycle 2023-2031 Housing Element Update (also referred to as “project” or “proposed project”). Pursuant to state law, local governments are required to review and revise their housing element not less than once every eight years. The City of Monte Sereno’s (city’s) 6th cycle housing element for the 2023-2031 planning period addresses changes to state housing laws, including the identification of housing sites that provide the development capacity to accommodate housing based on the city's Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation at all income levels. For the eight-year planning cycle, the city's 6th cycle RHNA allocation is 193 housing units. The housing element establishes the city's official housing policies and programs to accommodate the city's RHNA goals and identifies available candidate housing sites to meet those goals. The housing element establishes the city's official housing policies and programs to accommodate the city's RHNA goals and identifies available candidate housing sites to meet those goals. The city created an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) incentive program to encourage the development of ADUs to meet the city’s RHNA in the 6th cycle. The program includes a 50% fee reduction for permitting and plan review fees for the construction of a new ADU or the conversion of an existing structure to an ADU for 225 ADUs. The housing element update would not result in any rezonings or direct housing construction but rather identifies sites where development of ADUs could occur under the city’s current regulatory framework and state housing laws. The beneficiaries of the project are the property owners and residents of the City of Monte Sereno.