SAMPLE: What is a General Plan?

SAMPLE: The state of California requires every city and county in California to adopt a General Plan, which is the local government’s long-term blueprint “for the physical development of the city and any land outside its boundaries that bears relation to its planning.” The General Plan represents the community’s view of its future and expresses the long-term growth and development goals. It addresses issues that impact the entire city, such as how land is used, where buildings are built, the locations of roads and parks, safety, noise, and more.

The General Plan contains the goals and policies upon which the City Council and Planning Commission will base their future land use decisions. All city plans, zoning, and private development must be consistent with the diagrams and policies in the General Plan.

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1. SAMPLE: What is a General Plan?
2. SAMPLE: How can I get involved?
3. SAMPLE: Why is the City updating its General Plan?