The General Plan is the legal underpinning for land use and policy decisions and a vision for how the City will grow and evolve. The General Plan reflects community values and priorities through its public adoption process, ensuring both private development and public action conform to this vision.

Planning department issues a set of codes and regulations that cover most of the aspects that influence the growth of a region based on the General Plan directives. These aspects differ from a jurisdiction to other but most of them include:

  • Housing element
  • Commerce and Industry
  • Urban Design
  • Environmental Protection
  • Air Quality
  • Recreation and Open Space
  • Transportation
  • Land Use
  • Arts
  • Community Facilities
  • Safety and Resilience
  • Area Plans
  • Heritage Conservation
  • Environmental Justice