The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) defines a General Plan Update as a “project.” The “project” includes the changes in land use proposed by the General Plan, as well as capital projects and new or modified policies relating to topics such as transportation, housing, resource management, and safety. It also includes the Downtown Precise Plan, now underway. CEQA requires that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) be prepared if the “project” could potentially have significant impacts on the environment. Thus, if the General Plan (or Precise Plan) facilitates increases in population and employment or changes to existing conditions, the impacts of the Plan on traffic, noise, wildlife, air and water quality, and similar factors must be considered.
This page has been established as the repository for all CEQA related documents pertaining to the General Plan and Precise Plan. As the project progresses, various notices and draft documents will be posted here for public review. Dates and deadlines will be provided for all materials presented here. We encourage you to check back in the future as new content is posted.