On September 25, 2019, the City held its third General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to provide the GPAC with three draft vision statements and a set of guiding principles using key terms collected from the GPAC at their previous meeting, as well as community feedback from the previous outreach events. Based on the collected feedback the GPAC drafted a preliminary General Plan Vision Statement and associated Guiding Principles for the community to review. The GPAC will recommend the draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles to the Planning Commission and City Council for adoption as part of the General Plan. To review the draft General Plan Vision Statement and Guiding Principles click here and to provide feedback click here.
The Existing Conditions and Trends Workbook tells the story of Pleasant Hill – where it has been, where it is today, and the trends that will shape its future. The Workbook will help inform future phases of the General Plan Update including visioning, the land use alternatives process, and policy development. The Workbook is organized into ten chapters:
3. Economics & Economy
4. Land Use
6. Transportation and Circulation
7. Public Facilities, Services, & Infrastructure
8. Open Space, Parks & Recreation
10. Hazards and Safety
The Public Draft, published August 2019, can be found on the Documents page.
On August 28, 2019, the City held its second GPAC meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to provide a summary of the community outreach conducted so far as well as report what community input we have received from both the pop-up booths and online engagement. Also, as part of this meeting the GPAC began crafting a General Plan Vision for the City in 2040. Several concepts that the GPAC expressed that should be part of the Vision Statement included a focus on connectedness in the community, sustainability and being environmentally proactive, economic diversity, encouraging housing types for all ages and incomes, enhancement of education, and improving the overall quality of life.
This is the second in a series of GPAC Meetings where the GPAC will make General Plan recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council regarding the Vision, Guiding Principles, Alternatives, and Policy Development based on community feedback and input. The next step for the GPAC is to convene in September to finalize the discussion on a General Plan Vision Statement and make a recommendation to Planning Commission and City Council, discuss General Plan Guiding Principles, and review the Existing Conditions and Trends Workbook.