County of Colusa Public Draft Housing Element Notice of Availability



March 18, 2020

The Public Draft Housing Element 2020-2028, a focused update to the Housing Element of the County’s General Plan, is available for public review and comment.  The Housing Element is required by State law to identify and analyze existing and projected housing needs in order to preserve, improve and develop housing for all economic segments of the community, and demonstrate how the County will accommodate its fair share of regional housing needs.  The County of Colusa is updating the Housing Element consistent with the requirements of State law.  The Draft Housing Element includes a Housing Program, which establishes goals, policies, and implementation programs to address the County’s housing needs through 2028.

The Public Review Draft Housing Element addresses the following topics:

Review and evaluation of the current Housing Element;

Population growth and employment trends;

Household characteristics;

Housing costs and vacancy rates;

New construction and special population housing needs;

Resources available for housing production;

Inventory of available residentially zoned land;

Governmental and non-governmental constraints to housing production;

Energy conservation measures; and

Existing affordable housing developments.

Where to View the Draft Housing Element

The Draft Housing Element update may be reviewed during normal business hours at the:

Colusa County Department of Planning and Building – 220 12th Street, Colusa

Colusa Library – 738 Market Street, Colusa

Arbuckle Library – 610 King Street, Arbuckle

Grimes Library – 240 Main Street, Grimes

Maxwell Library – 34 Oak Street, Maxwell

Williams Library – 901 “E” Street, Williams

Princeton Library – 232 Prince Street, Princeton

Stonyford Library – 5080 Stonyford-Lodoga Road, Stonyford

The Housing Element may also be reviewed online at

How to Comment on the Draft Housing Element

All interested parties are invited to review the draft document and express their opinions.

If you would like to provide oral comments, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the Draft Housing Element at 9:00 a.m. on May 6, 2020 at 547 Market Street, Colusa.

If you would prefer to comment in writing, please submit written comments to: Kent Johanns, Associate Planner, at 220 12th Street, Colusa, CA, 95932 or by e-mail to:  Please call 530 458-0480 with any questions you may have.  The public comment period will close on May 18, 2020.

03/18/2020 – WPR #2020-0366

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.