Local governments are required by Government Code Section 65400(a)(2) to provide an annual report to their legislative body, the California Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), that includes the status of the General Plan and the progress made in implementing the General Plan as well as meeting its share of regional housing needs.
The Annual Progress Report on the status of the Dublin General Plan and Housing Element Compliance for Calendar Year 2011 has been prepared in accordance with the Government Code. The Dublin General Plan contains the following nine Elements:
• Land Use Element
• Parks and Open Space Element
• Schools, Public Lands, and Utilities Element
• Circulation and Scenic Highways Element
• Housing Element
• Conservation Element
• Seismic Safety and Safety Element
• Noise Element
• Community Design and Sustainability Element
The Annual Progress Report is divided into Sections according to the Elements of the General Plan. For each Element, a description of actions taken to further the policies of that Element is included.
Throughout 2011, the City of Dublin continued to implement the goals and policies of the General Plan as well as work towards meeting the City’s share of the regional housing need. One amendment to the Dublin General Plan was adopted during Calendar Year 2011 and created a new Downtown Dublin Specific Plan Area category within the Primary Planning Area; three new land uses were adopted for the Downtown Dublin Specific Plan Area: the Village Parkway District, the Transit-Oriented District and the Retail District.