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General Plan 2025

The General Plan outlines a vision for the long-range physical and economic development of the community. This vision includes balanced development, conservation of residential neighborhoods, and revitalization of downtown and other aging commercial and industrial areas. The Plan includes specific implementing policies that will allow this vision to be accomplished. The land use designations, policies, and implementing actions in the General Plan will guide city officials in making decisions on private development proposals and public facilities.

Public Review Process

The City Council has approved the General Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Report, and Final Environmental Impact Report. The approved documents are a result of a public review process that took place over several years. Significant community input started with the 2002 General Plan Update Committee. Intensive review resumed in 2008, when the Planning Commission conducted a workshop and public hearing. Then in January 2009, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the revised draft General Plan, Draft Environmental Impact Report, and Final Environmental Impact Report. The City Council held study sessions on February 10 and 24, 2009 to review the Plan and environmental documents. The final public hearing and approval took place on March 24, 2009.