General Description of Planning and Building Documents General Description, Planning, Building, Documents, Each City in the State of California is required to have a general plan. The general plan provides the goals and policies of the City, and helps to define the long-term vision of the City. Development projects must be consistent with the General Plan, otherwise they can be denied. The general plan addresses such issues as land use, circulation, housing, conservation, open-space, noise, and safety. The general plan is implemented largely via the city’s development code, Local Coastal Plan, Development, Uniform Construction A General Description of Planning and Building Documents

General Plan

Each City in the State of California is required to have a general plan. The general plan provides the goals and policies of the City, and helps to define the long-term vision of the City. Development projects must be consistent with the General Plan, otherwise they can be denied. The general plan addresses such issues as land use, circulation, housing, conservation, open-space, noise, and safety. The general plan is implemented largely via the city’s development code.

Copies of the General Plan are available for review or purchase at the Department. In addition, you may access the General Plan by clicking here. Also, please note that in 2002 the City began a process to update the City's General Plan. Please click here to obtain more information about the City's General Plan update process, including a status update.