City of Kerman Sixth Housing Element Update


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Kerman
Document Title
City of Kerman Sixth Housing Element Update
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City of Kerman is preparing an update to its existing Housing Element, a State-mandated policy document that is a component of the Kerman 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 (RHNA), which is 1,063 units. The City has identified sufficient sites with adequate development capacity to build up to 1,463 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

Jesus Orozco
Agency Name
City of Kerman
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15061(b)(3) - Common Sense Exemption
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 that would not have the potential to cause a significant physical effect on the environment. The proposed Housing Element creates a roadmap for achieving its RHNA and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing goals through the identification of suitable sites for development and identifies programs and actions that could remove constraints and promote affordable housing development. The designation of land for residential development occurs in the Land Use Element of the City’s General Plan and the proposed housing element does not include any programs that would change the existing use designation. The proposed housing element does include changes to the zoning code to bring it into conformance with state law, but nothing in the proposed changes would alter the existing development potential of the City as expressed in the General Plan.
County Clerk


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