The City of Davis launches a Virtual Community Workshop for the public to learn about and share their input on proposed strategies for promoting equitable housing.

The City of Davis is hosting a Virtual Community Workshop as part of the 2021 – 2029 Housing Element Update. Participants can watch an informational video to learn more about the Housing Element Update and provide their input on five proposed strategies for ensuring equitable and diverse housing options in Davis. Community members can participate online at now through Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

The City of Davis is preparing the Housing Element Update to evaluate current and future housing conditions and identify housing sites that will meet the community’s needs. Part of the Housing Element Update is completing the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), which is a process that determines the amount of housing sites needed to accommodate future population growth.  One of the primary goals of the Housing Element Update is to provide equitable housing opportunities for all residents. To meet this goal and also fulfill the RHNA requirement, the City is considering making changes to its zoning designations to ensure available sites for more diverse housing types. This would allow for more people such as early-career teachers, service workers, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income populations to be able to live and work in Davis.

The City invites community members from throughout Davis to participate in the Virtual Community Workshop and provide their feedback at from now until Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

For more information about the 2021-2029 Housing Element Update, go to:

Questions about the Virtual Community Workshop can be directed to Hannah Tschudin at:


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  1. Keith Y Echols

    My question is what is the goal for planning future housing in Davis?

    Put simply urban planning usually it goes something like: we expect future growth to be about 10,000 people over the next 10 years.  So we need to plan for city growth and housing.  And then they get into the weeds about what kind of housing…..yadda, yadda, yadda.

    The first thing is that those projections are not fait accompli.  The second thing is what who and why do you want people in your community? Do you want growth at all?  WHY DO YOU WANT GROWTH?  Let’s get the race stuff out of the way first….obviously you can’t and shouldn’t discriminate by race.  But other than that what is it you want from your target future population growth (I’m thinking primarily in terms of job sector)?  Do you plan on commercial growth and to attract bio-tech, ag tech, med tech..etc…?  Should you plan the commercial part first and then plan for residential growth to support the commercial?

    Of course planning is all moot with Measure J in effect because it’s not like you can properly plan for growth without the city….ya know….actually growing.

    So we can just keep saying that infill is the future!  Build in the city!  Build denser!  But WAIT!  Don’t build that stuff near my home!

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