Funding for the grants comes from the 2019-20 state budget, which allocated $250 million to help prioritize planning activities that accelerate housing production. HCD established LEAP with $119 million in one-time grant funding for cities and counties.
Encinitas will use its grant to encourage mixed-used development and public participation in planning. Oceanside will used its grant to help establish new zoning standards that will facilitate infill and redevelopment.
Senator Bates previously announced LEAP grant awards for Aliso Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, and Rancho Santa Margarita. The LEAP grants are in addition to SB 2 (2017) planning grants that she has announced for Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano.
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) represents the 36th Senate District in the California Legislature, which covers South Orange County, North San Diego County, and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Click here to download her official Senate photo.