What is a General plan?

The General Plan serves as a basis for decisions that affect all aspects of our daily lives such as mobility, economy, parks, neighborhoods, recreation and community facilities, downtown vitality, the environment, public health and safety, and education. The General Plan is a strategic and long term document identifying goals and polices that guides and directs the City in terms of implementing policies, programs and resources. Click here for additional resources and outcomes.

  • Community Vision

    The General Plan preparation and adoption process offers the opportunity to bring the community together to express its collective values and shape a common vision for the future.


  • Policy Coordination

    The General Plan is where all of the community’s major policy initiatives are identified, assessed and expressed in a comprehensive and consistent form.

  • Budget and Capital Investment Coordination

    The General Plan can be used to strategically identify

    budget and capital investment and implementation priorities based on the vision, and subsequently as a management tool to unite City departments and decision-makers.