The General Plan in California

Does your community need to update its General Plan? David Early, author of The General Plan in California, and Joanna Jansen, who has prepared over a dozen General Plans throughout the state, will share their insights on the best practices for general plan preparation. Learn how to scope and budget the project, hire consulting assistance as necessary and finish the project in an efficient and comprehensive manner. Topics include:

  • General plan law and requirements
  • Public involvement in general planning
  • Sustainability and environmental justice in the general plan  
  • Data collection, mapping and land use inventories
  • Preparing and evaluating alternatives
  • Integration of CEQA
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