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General Plan Project Documents

The purpose of a Housing Element is to identify current and projected housing needs and set goals, policies, and programs to address those needs. The City released the Draft Housing Element on May 4, 2022, for a 30-day review period. During this 30-day review period, the City will hold three public meetings for feedback on the Draft Housing Element. After 30 days, the City will revise the Draft Housing Element to incorporate input from the public, General Plan Advisory Committee, Planning Commission, and/or City Council. The City will release the revised Draft Housing Element and submit it to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for its first 90-day review. The draft will continue to be available for comment throughout this 90-day period.

The final Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles were approved by City Council on March 14, 2022. The vision describes the future of Livermore as the community would like it to be in 2045. The vision statement will be at the forefront of the General Plan to set the tone for the entire document. Guiding Principles provide direction for decision-making as the General Plan is implemented over time. The General Plan team created the final Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles in response to City Council direction received during February and March of 2022.

The Existing Conditions Reports analyze various topics relevant to the General Plan and is intended to help inform community discussion around those topics and General Plan policies. You can view the report for each topic below.

The web-based Existing Conditions StoryMaps were created in ArcGIS StoryMaps and are adapted, online versions of the Existing Conditions Reports. You can access them here.

This report provides a summary of the statistically valid Communitywide Visioning Survey. The survey purpose was to identify key issues the General Plan should address and ask the community about the qualities and characteristics Livermore should embody in the 2045 horizon year. The survey was conducted via telephone and through an online survey form in English and Spanish between September 9 and September 30, 2021. The survey sample size was 450 respondents.

The Revised Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles were created based on community input from a series of outreach events held from September to October 2021. The vision should describe the future of Livermore as the community would like it to be in 2045. The vision statement will be at the forefront of the General Plan to set the tone for the entire document. Guiding Principles provide direction for decision-making as the General Plan is implemented over time. The General Plan Advisory Committee and Planning Commission reviewed and provided comments on the Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles at meetings held on October 27, 2021 and November 16, 2021 respectively. The General Plan team created the Revised Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles in response to GPAC and Planning Commission input. The revised Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles will be reviewed and finalized by the City Council at a regular meeting of the Council on January 10, 2022.

The Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles were created based on community input from a series of outreach events held from September to October 2021. The vision should describe the future of Livermore as the community would like it to be in 2045. The vision statement will be at the forefront of the General Plan to set the tone for the entire document. Guiding Principles provide direction for decision-making as the General Plan is implemented over time. The General Plan Advisory Committee and Planning Commission reviewed and provided comments on the Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles at meetings held on October 27, 2021 and November 16, 2021 respectively.

The Equity and Inclusion Plan establishes a framework to foster an equitable and inclusive community engagement program for the Livermore General Plan and Housing Element Update. A primary objective of the Plan is to help address current and past inequities resulting from past planning processes. To achieve fair and meaningful engagement, the Plan identifies key audiences who have been underrepresented in planning processes  and establishes outreach goals and strategies to overcome barriers that could hinder or prevent people from participating in the General Plan and Housing Element Update. The Plan is a living document that will be refined and improved upon in response to outreach results and community, GPAC, Planning Commission, and City Council feedback as the project progresses.

Housing Element Documents

State law requires local jurisdictions to analyze their communities’ housing needs and the resources available to address them. Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) have compiled demographic, economic, and housing stock data required by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for each Bay Area jurisdiction. These jurisdiction-level data packets contain tables, figures, and accompanying text that can be placed directly into the Housing Needs Section of the Housing Element or used as an attachment to help ensure compliance with state requirements.

City Housing Element Annual Progress Reports (APRs)

Each jurisdiction must prepare and submit to HCD an annual progress report (APR) tracking the jurisdiction’s status and progress in implementing its housing element. You can view and download the available APRs for Livermore using the links below.

Background Documents