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Department of Planning & Development

Welcome to the General Plan Page

To view a copy of the approved General Plan, please click here: 

    Please note that some the files are quite large.  For a PDF version of only the Goals, Objectives and Actions, click here: 


On February 23, 1999, the City Council authorized a focused work program to complete an update of the 1977 Master Plan.

On July 11, 2001, after an intensive two year public planning process, the Planning Commission recommended that the City Council certify the General Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and adopt the draft General Plan. The Planning Commission's efforts included six public hearings on the General Plan, three public hearings on the EIR, and over 50 public meetings at which public comment and discussion of the General Plan policies took place.

On December 18, 2001, the City Council certified the EIR and approved the Housing, Land Use and Transportation Elements.

On April 23, 2002, the City Council approved the six remaining elements, the Disaster Preparedness and Safety Element, the Open Space and Recreation Element, the Economic Development and Employment Element, the Urban Design and Preservation Element, the Citizen Participation Element and the Implementation Element.

If you would like to obtain a print copy of the General Plan, or if you have any questions, please contact the Land Use Planning Division at 510.981.7410 or

Copies may be purchased at 2120 Milvia, Street during regular business hours.

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