Residential Development Control System (RDCS) - SUSPENDED
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 previously considered 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.