Permit Sonoma will hold a virtual public workshop for residents of the 4th Supervisorial District on November 16, 2022 at 6 pm. The public is invited and encouraged to participate.

The County of Sonoma is updating its Housing Element as required by State law for the 6th Cycle (2023-2031). The update provides an analysis of the County’s housing needs for all income levels and generates strategies to respond to those needs and to provide enough homes for current and future community members, regardless of income. 

A Housing Element is a plan for housing that is completed on an 8-year cycle. All cities and counties in California must prepare and adopt Housing Elements. The Housing Element is one of the seven mandated elements of the General Plan and must be updated on a schedule that is set by state law. Sonoma County’s 6th Cycle Housing Element update is due on January 31, 2023.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of the County’s 6th Cycle Housing Element update and new State housing laws. This is one of a series of workshops that will be held for residents of each supervisorial district.

The Draft 6th Cycle Housing Element was released for public review on November 3, 2022. A copy of the draft Housing Element and other project materials and associated documents are available for review in hard copy at Permit Sonoma, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, and on the Housing Element Update website at For more information about the project or to request an accommodation for review of the file, please contact the project planner Eric Gage at or (707) 565-1391.

In accordance with Executive Orders N-25-20, N-29-20, and N-33-20 the workshop will be conducted via videoconference only without a physical location from which members of the public may observe and offer public comment. Members of the public may watch, listen, and participate in the workshop through Zoom or by phone. Zoom link:

Please visit Permit Sonoma’s Housing Element Update webpage for more information about the project, including a schedule of future public meetings, by visiting the following link:

Permit Sonoma strongly encourages interested members of the public to submit comments on the draft Housing Element in writing. Written comments on the Draft 6th Cycle Update to the Housing Element may be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on December 4, 2022, via email to or by regular mail to Permit Sonoma, Attn: Eric Gage, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95403.

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