Public Hearings

Public Hearings

Public Hearing Notice: Sixth Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Appeals Hearing

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) will conduct a public hearing on the dates identified below to hear appeals of the draft regional housing need allocations distributed to local jurisdictions as part of the Draft RHNA Allocation Plan released by ABAG on May 25, 2021. These public hearings will be held as part of ABAG’s effort to prepare a Final RHNA Plan for the ABAG region in accordance with state law and pursuant to Government Code Section 65584.05(d).

The public hearing and subsequent continuations will occur as follows. Hearing accessibility instructions (Zoom Link) also will be posted to the meetings webpage no less than 72 hours prior to the hearing and the continuations.

RHNA Appeals Day 1 (Remotely)
Friday 9/24/2021, 9:00a to 5:00p

Meeting Link
375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

RHNA Appeals Day 2 (Remotely)
Wednesday 9/29/2021, 9:00a to 1:00p

Meeting Link: TBD
375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

RHNA Appeals Day 3
Friday 10/8/2021, 2:00p to 5:00p

Meeting Link: TBD
375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

RHNA Appeals Day 4
Friday 10/15/2021, 1:00p to 5:00p

Meeting Link: TBD
375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

RHNA Appeals Day 5
Friday 10/22/2021, 9:00a to 5:00p

Meeting Link: TBD
375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

RHNA Appeals Day 6
Friday 10/29/2021, 9:00a to 5:00p

Meeting Link: TBD
375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Meeting attendees may opt to attend in person through a zoom-linked portal provided at 375 Beale Street for days 3-6 of the appeal proceedings.  In-person attendees must pass required health screenings and adhere to posted public health protocols while in the building.  A series of questions will be presented on an I-Pad provided by the 375 Beale Street Security team and all guests must attest to the statements indicated on the attached form before gaining access to public meeting spaces. 

For additional information please visit the RHNA webpage.

Public Hearing:  Draft Environmental Impact Report for Plan Bay Area 2050

MTC and ABAG will hold three (3) public hearings to receive oral testimony and written comments about the Draft Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Environment Impact Report.

The first public hearing will be held during the regular meeting of the Joint MTC Planning Committee with the ABAG Administrative Committee on:

Friday, June 11, 2021, at 9:40 a.m. (REMOTELY)
bit.ly/33xhpav
Webinar ID: 874 2787 4017
Bay Area Metro Center
Board Room, 1st Floor
375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Hearing 2 (ONLINE):
Tuesday, June 22, 5:30 p.m.

bit.ly/3y0ZiYp
Passcode: 177176
Webinar ID: 812 0345 4209

Hearing 3 (ONLINE):
Wednesday, July 7, 1:30 p.m.

bit.ly/2SIduFK
Passcode: 908706
Webinar ID: 854 5833 8822

For additional information please click here.

Public Comment Period Delayed

Public Hearing: Draft Plan Bay Area 2050

MTC and ABAG will hold three (3) public hearings to receive oral testimony and written comments about the Draft Plan Bay Area 2050.

The first public hearing will be held during the regular meeting of the Joint MTC Planning Committee with the ABAG Administrative Committee on:

Friday, June 11, 2021, at 9:40 a.m. (REMOTELY)
bit.ly/33xhpav
Webinar ID: 874 2787 4017
Bay Area Metro Center
Board Room, 1st Floor
375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Hearing 2 (ONLINE):
Tuesday, June 22, 5:30 p.m.

bit.ly/3y0ZiYp
Passcode: 177176
Webinar ID: 812 0345 4209

Hearing 3 (ONLINE):
Wednesday, July 7, 1:30 p.m.

bit.ly/2SIduFK
Passcode: 908706
Webinar ID: 854 5833 8822

For additional information please click here.

Public Hearing: Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Cycle 6 Process – Proposed Methodology and Subregional Shares

Bay Area local governments and residents are invited by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to comment on the Proposed Methodology and Subregional Share of 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.

Review the Proposed Methodology and Subregional Shares Report.

More information about the RHNA process and RHNA subregions can be found on the RHNA website.

ABAG is soliciting comments on the following two components of the 6th Cycle RHNA process:

  1. Proposed RHNA Methodology (Report page 9): 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 (Report page 58): 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 for each component to receive public testimony will be held during the ABAG Regional Planning Committee on:

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

Attendee link: https://bayareametro.zoom.us/j/89719021818
Or iPhone one-tap : US: +14086380968,,89719021818# or +16699006833,,89719021818#

Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 897 1902 1818

The proposed RHNA Methodology and Subregional Shares will be open for public comment beginning October 25, 2020. Written comments will be accepted until the extended date of 12:00 noon, Friday, November 27th, 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.

After receipt and review of public comments, the ABAG Executive Board is slated to take action on the proposed items at the January 21, 2020 meeting.