Get involved: Participate in City of San Marcos virtual Housing Plan workshop


The City of San Marcos welcomes community input about housing priorities as we plan now to meet the housing needs of current and future residents.

A housing plan update is required every eight years by state law to ensure that we are planning ahead appropriately.

We invite you to explore our new Virtual Housing Plan Workshop about the City’s housing priorities and share your feedback. Here, you can easily participate in a virtual three-step process that replaces an in-person workshop. You can provide input between now and September 4.

At your own convenience, you can:

  • Watch a brief video that explains what a Housing Element is and why we are updating ours.
  • Review our ‘Housing in San Marcos Guide’ to understand how we’re addressing housing needs.
  • Share your ideas about housing in an easy-to-use online survey format categorized into these three sections: Your existing housing choices, your housing priorities and where you think new housing should be located.

We need your help in order to make this focused planning effort a success. Your feedback is greatly appreciated to ensure that we address the housing priorities of our community. A new Housing Element must be adopted by April 2021. Other state requirements include our Climate Action Plan Update  and resiliency planning within our Safety Element (coming soon). While the City of San Marcos’ General Plan Update has been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Housing, Environmental and Safety Elements must be addressed as required by state law.

We’re listening – please give us your feedback at our Virtual Housing Plan Workshop through September 4. Together, we’ll envision the future of housing in San Marcos.

For more information:

You can also review San Marcos’ current Housing Element Plan and get more details and contact information on the City’s 2013-2021 Housing Element webpage

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