The Process

The General Plan update will be carried out in six steps over a 24 months time-frame.  The Downtown Specific Plan which will include Code, and Economic Development Strategy will be prepared simultaneously with the General Plan Update.

The General Plan will address eight elements:

  1. Our Natural Community (Conservation and Open Space)
  2. Our Prosperous Community (Economic/Fiscal Development)
  3. Our Well Planned and Designed Community (Land Use/Design, Housing. Parks and Recreation)
  4. Our Accessible Community (Circulation element)
  5. Our Resilient Community (Land use, Circulation, Air Quality, Capital Improvements/Public Facilities, Energy, Flood Management, Water)
  6. Our Healthy and Safe Community (Safety, Noise, Land Use)
  7. Our Active Community (Land Use, Parks and Recreation)
  8. Our Creative Community (Culture)

Team Organization

The project team consist of a core executive team, an advisory committee and six topical resource committees.

The Executive Team will include project managers from the consulting and City staff team and key leaders from City staff, as appropriate.  The key responsibility is to review schedule and budget at monthly status meeting, logistical planning, and the facilitating the process.

The Advisory Committee (AC) will include members from City Council, Planning Commission, and department heads to provide on-going and specific direction throughout the entire project.

Six Focus Groups will support the public process developing policy options for the public to consider and actions to implement the vision. The Focus Groups include members of the consulting team, city staff, civic leaders, and local volunteers with interest or expertise in each team's topic.