All cities and counties in California are required to have a general plan, which serves as the blueprint for growth and conservation, adopted by the City Council. It lays out the city’s long-term vision, and includes text, diagrams, and maps to communicate how the vision will be implemented. The plan is used a basis for land use decisions and is used by government officials such as the Planning Commission and the City Council to guide urban development. A general plan is also called a comprehensive plan because it covers the entire geographic area within city limits – both privately-owned and publicly owned properties – and a broad range of issues including physical, social, and economic development. Click here to view Chino’s current General Plan.