Palo Alto planners are inviting residents to a Tuesday workshop to discuss the city's housing needs and to help shape the city's goals and policies on housing.
The workshop will focus on the city's ongoing update of its Housing Element, which is one of the most crucial chapters in the city's land-use bible, the Comprehensive Plan. Each California municipality is required to submit a Housing Element, which lays out the city's vision for housing.
Palo Alto's Housing Element, which has been in the works for several years, intends to set forth the city's housing strategy for the period between 2007 to 2014. The workshop will cover the city's housing needs and possible ways to provide affordable housing.
The city hosted a similar workshop on Aug. 31.
The housing workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 7) in the Art Center Theater, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.