2023-2031 RHNA Appeals Process

2023-2031 RHNA Appeals Process

What is the RHNA appeals process?

The release of draft RHNA allocations initiated the appeals phase, the final step in the RHNA process. Government Code Section 65584.05 allows a jurisdiction or HCD to appeal the draft RHNA allocation for any Bay Area jurisdiction (except Solano County and its cities, where jurisdictions formed a subregion that conducted its own appeals process). See the ABAG 2023-2031 RHNA Appeals Procedures for more details.

The major steps in the appeals process are:

Who submitted an appeal? What comments were received about appeals?

ABAG received 28 appeals from the jurisdictions listed below by the July 9, 2021 deadline.

ABAG also received almost 450 comments about the appeals submitted. Some comments encompassed all of the appeals submitted, while others were in response to the appeal filed by a particular jurisdiction. View a list of all comments received

Comments in Reference to All Appeals

Jurisdiction appeals and comments
Jurisdiction Appeals Comments on Jurisdiction Appeals
City of Alameda None Received
City of Belvedere Belvedere Comments
City of Clayton None Received
City of Dublin None Received
City of Lafayette None Received
City of Larkspur Larkspur Comments
City of Los Altos Los Altos Comments
City of Mill Valley Mill Valley Comments
City of Monte Sereno None Received
City of Palo Alto Palo Alto Comments
City of Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill Comments
City of Pleasanton None Received
City of San Ramon None Received
City of Saratoga Saratoga Comments
City of Sausalito Sausalito Comments
County of Contra Costa Contra Costa Comments
County of Marin Marin Comments
County of Santa Clara Santa Clara Comments
County of Sonoma (appeal #1) Sonoma Comments
County of Sonoma (appeal #2)  
Town of Corte Madera Corte Madera Comments
Town of Danville None Received
Town of Fairfax Fairfax Comments
Town of Los Altos Hills Los Altos Hills Comments
Town of Ross Ross Comments
Town of San Anselmo San Anselmo Comments
Town of Tiburon Tiburon Comments
Town of Windsor Windsor Comments

In addition to the appeals submitted, Moraga, Mountain View, Napa County, San Bruno, San Rafael, and St. Helena sent comment letters about RHNA in lieu of submitting an appeal.