The Housing Element Update process provides all residents, property owners, and businesses the chance to help guide the future of housing in Lodi. A successful Housing Element will reflect the community needs through 2031. To do this we need YOUR input!
This page has information on upcoming engagement opportunities, including workshops, public meetings, and events.
Please check back regularly for updates.
Join the Conversation
Provide your email address to stay up to date on meetings and key milestones. The General Plan Team will send out timely emails throughout the process regarding upcoming events, workshops, meetings, and project documents.
Click the orange "eMail List" tab on the right edge of this website to sign up.
Ways to Get Involved
Community workshops can be held in-person or virtually. These workshops provide the opportunity for community members to learn more about the Housing Element Update process, ask questions, provide feedback, and participate in interactive activities that help the Project Team gather input on important community issues.
There will be five (5) community workshops throughout the Update process. Please check back here for dates, times, and locations of workshops, or signup for our email list using the orange button on the right side of your screen to get the latest news about upcoming events!
At key points in the Housing Element process, the Project Team will post online exercises and surveys. These tools provide an accessible way for residents and stakeholders to provide their opinions from the convenience of their home or office.
Online exercises will be posted here, linked on the home page, and announced via the mailing list. Please don’t forget to sign up!
Throughout the Update process the Housing Element Team will hold study sessions with the Planning Commission and City Council to review and discuss the Draft Housing Element Update. These meetings will be open to the public and will include opportunities for public comment.
There will be five (5) study sessions at various stages of the Update process. Please check back here for meeting dates, times, and locations, or signup for our email list using the orange button on the right side of your screen to get the latest news about upcoming events!
There will be two (2) public hearings in the final stage of the Update process, one with the Planning Commission and one with City Council. All elements will be part of these adoption hearings. These meetings will be open to the public and will include opportunities for public comment.
Please check back here for meeting dates, times, and locations, or signup for our email list using the orange button on the right side of your screen to get the latest news about upcoming events!
We need to hear from you, even if you can’t make it to any of the above-mentioned events or meetings!
Please use the green “Comments” button on the right side of the screen to send us a comment anytime, day or night. Your comments will be recorded as official public comments as part of the outreach process and will be used to help guide the policy and programs of the Housing Element, Safety Element, Conservation Element, or Environmental Justice Element updates.
City Council Shirtsleeve Session
On Tuesday, September 12, 2023, Mintier Harnish, consultants for the City, made a presentation to the City Council on the Draft Housing Element.
City Council Shirtsleeve Session
September 12, 2023 @ 7 a.m.
305 West Pine Street, Lodi
Receive a presentation regarding the Draft Housing Element.
The City entered into a contract with consultant Mintier Harnish in 2022 to facilitate the City’s required Housing Element Update, which must be adopted by the end of 2023.
The Housing Element is one of seven required elements of a city’s General Plan, and it provides the local housing guidance and policies for residential growth within a jurisdiction. Specifically, the Housing Element identifies and analyzes a city’s existing and projected housing needs and adopts a plan to preserve, improve, and develop housing for all economic segments of the community. State law requires local governments update their Housing Elements every eight years and specifies what information must be included.
This shirtsleeve study session included an update by the consultants on the Draft Housing Element, and provided an opportunity for the City Council and the public to ask questions and provide input on the Housing Element Update.
Environmental Justice Element: Community Workshop | June 5, 2023
Environmental Justice Element: Farmer's Market Booth | June 8, 2023
Environmental Justice Element: Farmer's Market Booth | June 29, 2023
Housing Element Workshop #2
Held: April 13, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
Hutchins Street Square (Cottage/Pisano Rooms)
125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi, CA 95240
Thank you for joining us on Thursday, April 13, 2023, for the second community workshop for the Housing Element Update. The workshop summarized vacant and underutilized sites with potential for housing, as well as sites appropriate for affordable housing, and included opportunities for public input. For those unable to attend in person, the event was livestreamed on Facebook.
Planning Commission Study Session #1: Housing Element Overview
April 12, 2023
Lodi Improvement Committee: Housing Element Update and Upcoming Events
April 11, 2023
Housing Element Update Workshop #1:
Housing Element Overview
Held March 23, 2023 at 5:30 PM, Carnegie Forum
305 W. Pine St, Lodi, CA 95240
On Thursday, March 23, 2023, the City held the first Community Workshop for the Housing Element Update to provide an overview of housing elements, State requirements, and the project schedule. The workshop included an introductory presentation, a facilitated discussion, and an opportunity for the public to provide input on housing needs, issues, and opportunities in Lodi.
For those unable to attend the event, the a video of the meeting can be found on the City's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CityofLodi/videos/130908103109341/
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