Planning For New Residences

Residential Development Control System (RDCS)


Background Information
In 1977, the City of Morgan Hill adopted the RDCS. The RDCS was originally approved by the City of Morgan Hill voters in response to concerns over the amount and pace of residential growth and the impacts of this growth on City services and infrastructure. Measure S, a City initiated ballot measure, was approved by the City of Morgan Hill voters on November 8, 2016 and became effective on March 1, 2017. Measure S is codified as Morgan Hill Municipal Code Chapter 18.156.

RDCS Limited Enforcement or Non-Enforcement

Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 330 ("SB 330") into law effective as of January 1, 2020. SB 330 enacted Government Code Section 66300, the "Housing Crisis Act of 2019".

The RDCS establishes an absolute population cap of 58,200 through January 1, 2035 and limits residential allotments to 215 per calendar year. The Housing Crisis Act pre-empts, and precludes the enforcement of these portions of the RDCS while the Housing Crisis Act is in effect.

The City Council will be considering an amendment to Title 18 (Zoning), Division III (RDCS), of the Morgan Hill Municipal Code, by adding Section 18.156.180 (Enforcement) to establish procedures for the limited enforcement or non-enforcement of the RDCS while the Housing Crisis Act is in effect.

Ordinance to be considered at the following Public Meetings:

Planning Commission Meeting-March 10, 2020

City Council Meeting- April 15, 2020

Additional Information
For more information contact Gina Paolini or call 408-778-6480.