Community Housing Committee


The City Council established the Community Housing Committee  to address the community’s affordable and workforce housing needs. The role of the Committee is to advise the City Council on matters relating to policies and programs which will serve to further workforce and affordable housing inventories.
The focus of the Committee includes: 
Initial Work Assignments: 

  • Update the Housing Action Plan to reflect the current Growth Management Ordinance (“GMO”) remaining in place including omitting reference to amending the GMO and creation of a middle income category of affordable housing.
  • Review the Council adopted GMO Policies and Procedures to ensure they align with the City's affordable housing objectives including assessing the way allocations are currently distributed.

Secondary Work Assignments:  

  • Update the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) to ensure it is meeting the City's affordable housing objectives including reviewing the affordability requirement to determine the optimal affordability requirement that can be supported without overburdening developers.
  • Assess alternatives for providing additional affordable housing including an enhanced infrastructure financing district, commercial linkage fee, or commercial inclusionary housing ordinance.
  • Review the Accessory Dwelling Unit (“ADU”) Ordinance for further local amendments in order to further encourage ADUs. 

For more information on the Committee view the formation resolution here.

Meeting Dates and Times

The Community Housing Committee meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 5pm.             
Healdsburg Community Center, Library
1557 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA


Find contact information for each committee member here.   

  • Debbie Mason, Chair
  • Dean Kladder, Vice-Chair
  • Bruce Abramson
  • Lyell Doll
  • Robert Gain
  • Deborah Kravitz
  • Delia Nieto