The Guiding Principles described the vision and values as a community. This short list of principles were created with the active involvement of the whole community in 2014. The Guiding Principles were adopted by City Council in 2014.
Sonoma Boulevard Specific Plan
Building on the 2013 Sonoma Boulevard Corridor Design Plan, the Specific Plan establishes a framework of public and private improvements to guide reinvestment in the corridor between Curtola Parkway and Redwood Street. The Specific Plan was adopted by City Council in August 2017.
General Plan Update
General Plan 2040 guides future decisions about development and conservation throughout the city, tie together existing specific plans, and promote economic vitality and public health and safety. On a daily basis, the City is faced with tough choices about growth, housing, transportation, neighborhood improvement, and service delivery. General Plan 2040 provides a guide for making these choices by describing long-term goals for the City’s future as well as policies to guide day-to-day decisions. General Plan 2040 was adopted by City Council in August 2017.
Environmental review was conducted for all of the above components to ensure that land use activities do not negatively affect our community. An EIR was certified by City Council in August 2017.
Citywide Zoning Code
With the adoption of General Plan 2040, the last step is to rewrite the Zoning Code. The key objectives of this process are to make it more user-friendly, to incorporate regulations in existing specific plans, to ensure it is consistent with the General Plan, and to incorporate innovative, flexible and modern ways to ensure that physical changes fit and enhance our city’s character. This component has been adopted and requires a second reading of the ordinance, which is scheduled to take place on June 22, 2021, and implementation will begin on July 22, 2021.