The Housing Element is a series of policies that shape the future of housing in Santa Paula.
These policies will maintain and improve the existing housing stock and expand housing opportunities for families of all economic levels and persons with special needs such as disabilities.
State law requires Housing Elements to be updated every eight years. Santa Paula's current Housing Element was last updated in 2013, and thus must be updated again in 2021. Failure to do so could result in the City losing funding for many federal, state, and regional affordable housing programs.
The 2040 General Plan is the fundamental policy document of the City of Santa Paula.
The General Plan provides the framework for managing the City's physical and economic resources now and in the future.
The Santa Paula City Council adopted the current General Plan in 2020, after completing of a multi-year process of clarifying, articulating and integrating the City’s intentions and policies with the rights and expectations of the community.
State law requires cities to update their General Plan every 20 years. As such, the adopted General Plan will be in use through 2040.