EA 2024-01 City of Reedley Housing Element Update


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Reedley
Document Title
EA 2024-01 City of Reedley Housing Element Update
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City of Reedley is preparing an update to its existing Housing Element, a State mandated policy document that is a component of the Reedley General Plan. The overall purpose of the Housing Element Update is to identify current and projected housing needs; show locations where housing can be built; and set goals, policies, and programs to meet the community’s housing needs. The foundation of the Housing Element is the Regional Housing Needs Allocation, which is 1,463 units. The City has identified sufficient sites with adequate development capacity to build up to 1,871 new housing units with existing land use regulations and zoning designations. Several amendments to land use regulations or zoning are included as part of the Housing Element.

Contact Information

Ellen Moore
Agency Name
City of Reedley
Job Title
City Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is exempt as a “common sense” exemption under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) because the project involves policies, programs, and actions to meet the City’s RHNA allocation and AFFH goals. As described above, the proposed Housing Element creates a roadmap on how to achieve its RHNA and AFFH goals through identification of suitable sites for development and identifying programs and actions that could remove constraints and promote affordable housing development. Although the City may have to rezone some sites and make physical improvements to adopt the Housing Element, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the proposed Housing Element would have a significant effect on the environment. Thus, the proposed Housing Element is exempt from CEQA under the commonsense exemption.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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