Housing allocation challenge not getting any easier

Housing allocation challenge not getting any easier

There’s much complaint from Marin residents upset over recently enacted legislation eviscerating local control of land uses in favor of “one size fits all” state housing mandates. That includes one clearing the way for lot splits so that what were single residence lots can now be easily subdivided in two parcels with two units on each of the new lots.

Housing allocation challenge not getting any easier

Marin housing mandate opponents map resistance strategy

A core group of Marin’s staunchest density opponents is strategizing ways to challenge state housing mandates.

Catalysts for Local Control, founded by Mill Valley resident Susan Kirsch, held a teleconference meeting attended by about 36 people on Thursday. The statewide organization’s stated mission is to promote “affordable housing while preserving single-family zoning, the environment and reliable infrastructure.”

Marin County’s Candidate Housing Element Sites

Marin County’s Candidate Housing Element Sites

The County of Marin is preparing a Housing Element Update and planning to accommodate a whopping 3,569 units in order to meet Unincorporated Marin’s 2023-2031 Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA).

The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) is the state-mandated process to identify the total number of housing units each jurisdiction must accommodate.