The current General Plan is eight years old and many things have changed:
- The city and adjacent neighborhoods have grown and matured.
- New State and Federal laws require we comply with new mandates for:
- . Housing
- . Circulation and “Complete Streets”
- . Air Quality
- . Energy Conservation
- . Local Coastal Plans
- The City Council wants to continue to strengthen the City’s future economic development posture.
- The Green City Initiative launched in 2010 needs to be implemented.
These requirements are aiming us at updating the General Plan with particular focus on:
- Affordable housing policies.
- Proceeding to enhance our streets to better accommodate pedestrians, bicycles, joggers, neighborhood electric vehicles, seniors, handicapped, and safe routes to schools.
- Reduce vehicle miles traveled within the city
- Reduce energy and water consumption
- Work with the County of Orange and Coastal Commission to refine our land use policies for the south western edge of the city along the wilderness park.
- Encourage more mixed use in the city core areas.
- Campaign for attracting clean high tech industries.
- Implement a variety of “living green” initiatives through City leadership and educating voluntary action.