RERA November 2018 Event - City of Santa Rosa Housing Production Initiatives
On the night of October 8th, 2017, Santa Rosa experienced one of the largest disasters in the Citys history. Loosing 3,000 residential units in one night changed our community in many ways, in addition adding to the extreme housing shortage that existed prior to the fires. Santa Rosa is at a critical juncture to identify creative and urgent ways to create housing for all income levels as fast as possible to get people back in their homes, retain our community, support the retention and expansion of our local businesses and to house all those in need of housing. Over the past year, the City of Santa Rosa has not just focused on rebuilding, it has made the determination that it will rebuild more resilient, create more density in our downtown, identify city wide policies to support new housing and has worked with the County to identify regional approaches to address the housing crisis.
Presentation will focus on:
*Rebuilding after the fire
*City wide housing initiatives such as: Accessory Dwelling Unit policies, Density Bonus, Fee Studies
*Downtown High-Density Development Efforts
*Regional Housing Initiatives
Mr. Guhin has over 17 years of experience in the public sector, and is currently the Assistant City Manager and Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Santa Rosa. In addition to the Assistant City Manager duties, Mr. Guhins responsibilities include the Citys Planning, Building, Engineering and Economic Development functions. Mr. Guhin has established ongoing process improvement implementations to expedite and enhance the development process, guided the development of the Citys Housing Action Plan, lead the development of the Citys comprehensive cannabis policy and tax initiatives, oversaw the Roseland Annexation process, and is developing an aggressive downtown housing initiative to encourage multi-family housing in the downtown core to support transit oriented development and the health and economic vitality of our downtown. Mr. Guhin is also heading the rebuild effort for the City of Santa Rosa from the 2017 Tubbs Fire that destroyed approximately 3,000 homes in the City.
Mr. Guhin holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and is currently in a Masters Degree program at Sonoma State and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California.
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