Housing Element Update

ll cities in the State of California are required to maintain a General Plan and Housing Element, which is one of the required chapters of the General Plan. The “Sixth Cycle” Housing Element Update is underway, and will plan for housing within the City of Sebastopol from 2023-2031. The City of Sebastopol started working on this effort in September of 2021. 

The City's draft housing element is avialable for review!  The DRAFT has also been submitted to the State Housing And Community Development (HCD) for their review. 

To submit a comment, please email Kari Svanstrom, Planning Director, at:   ksvanstrom@cityofsebastopol.org.  Comments can also be submitted to City Hall at the address listed at the sidebar (there is a mail slot documents can be dropped through at any time). 

Housing Element Draft
Housing Element Draft part 2 (appendices)
Powerpoint Presentation

What is a Housing Element?  Watch this short video to learn more about the Housing Element!
Housing 101  (in English)
Housing 101 (en Espanol)

If you would like to be involved in future public meetings or events, please send us an email: 

Public Meetings:
Draft Housing Element Presentations:
Planning Commission Presentation  - July 26, 2022
City Council Presentation August 2, 2022
Powerpoint Presentation

City Council Workshop – March 7, 2021
Meeting video link
PowerPoint Presentation

Planning Commission Workshop – held December 14, 2021
Meeting video link

Joint Planning Commission - City Council Kick-off Meeting - held September 28. 2021
Meeting video link
Powerpoint Presentation

Planning Director: Kari Svanstrom

7120 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-823-6167
Fax: 707-823-1135
Email: ksvanstrom@cityofsebastopol.org


Office Hours

Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
(Closed 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm for lunch)

Closed ALL Fridays.

Downloadable Documents