Notice of Public Hearing


Notice of Public Hearing

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) will hold a public hearing on the draft 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Methodology. The AMBAG Board of Directors will consider approving the draft RHNA methodology and direct staff to submit the draft RHNA methodology to the California Department of Housing and Community Development for review. A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6pm at the AMBAG Board of Directors meeting. This meeting will be held virtually via GoToWebinar. Information regarding the Board meeting is available at:


California State Housing Element Law enacted in 1980 requires AMBAG, acting in the capacity of Council of Governments (COG), to develop a methodology for distributing existing and projected housing need to local jurisdictions in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. Housing law also sets forth a process, schedule, objectives, and factors to use in the RHNA methodology. The methodology must address allocation of housing units by jurisdiction, housing units by income group, and must address 13 housing-related factors and five statutory objectives. As part of the RHNA process, State law (Government Code 65584 et seq.) requires AMBAG to determine each local jurisdiction’s share of the region’s future housing need. AMBAG is responsible for developing a methodology to allocate 33,274 units amongst all the jurisdictions within the COG region.


In light of Governor Newsom’s State of Emergency declaration regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and in accordance with Executive Order N-29-20 and the shelter in place directive the meeting will be conducted via webinar. The AMBAG Board of Directors will participate in the meeting from individual remote locations. Members of the public will need to attend the meeting remotely via GoToWebinar.


Persons who wish to address the AMBAG Board of Directors on an item to be considered at this meeting are asked to submit comments in writing at [email protected] by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 or provide verbal comments during the meeting.


To participate via GoToWebinar, please register for the November 10, 2021 AMBAG Board of Directors meeting at: You will be provided information and instructions for participation to join the meeting.