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Welcome & Introduction Today’s open house 1.Purpose of open house 2.General Plan 101 3.Team, scope, & schedule 4.Progress to date 5.Next steps.

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2 Welcome & Introduction

3 Today’s open house 1.Purpose of open house 2.General Plan Team, scope, & schedule 4.Progress to date 5.Next steps

4 1 Purpose of open house  Learn about citywide plans  Understand city responsibilities  Obtain public input on issues & opportunities  Generate ideas for the future  Engage the Rossmoor community

5 2 General Plan 101

6 What is a general plan?  Every city/county in California must prepare a comprehensive plan for how it will evolve and grow in the future (next 15 ─ 20 yrs)  Called a General Plan, it contains policies that are the basis for land use decisions and capital improvements  Guides city council, commissions, and staff

7 What a general plan isn’t  It is not zoning Zoning implements general plan policy and dictates precisely what you can/cannot do on an individual property  It is not design guidelines Although a general plan can contain policies regarding site/community design, design guidelines cover detailed issues like building elements or façade design  It does not focus on short term actions While a general plan will consider short term issues and actions, the overall emphasis is on long term changes and improvement

8 What does the general plan address?  7 elements required by state law  Growth management element  Optional elements and topics  City and sphere of influence (Rossmoor)

9 Land Use MAJOR TOPICS - Compatibility of uses - Balance/mix of uses - Intensity of buildings - Opportunity areas 1/7

10 Circulation MAJOR TOPICS - Efficient roadways- Bicycle/transit/pedestrian access - Infrastructure systems 2/7

11 Housing MAJOR TOPICS - Supply/diversity of housing options - Housing assistance - Regulatory obstacles - Special needs * Already updated 3/7

12 Open Space & Rec MAJOR TOPICS - Parks & recreation needs - Community facilities - Trails & easements - Joint use facilities and opportunities 4/7

13 Conservation MAJOR TOPICS - Historic & cultural resources - Air & water quality - Natural resources 5/7

14 Safety MAJOR TOPICS - Police & fire - Natural hazards - Emergency readiness - Hazardous materials 6/7

15 Noise MAJOR TOPICS - Roadway noise - JFTB activities - Noise-generating land uses 7/7

16 Growth Management MAJOR TOPICS - Measure M - Monitoring & mitigation - Interjurisdictional & regional cooperation reqd‘ for OC

17 Economic Development MAJOR TOPICS - Fiscal Sustainability - Business development & retention - Reinvestment & revitalization optional

18 Why is the GP so important?  Planning vs reacting We need to plan for opportunities instead of just reacting to them – otherwise, we risk being ill-prepared and uncompetitive  Long vs short term We sometimes sacrifice long term benefits & objectives because of short term concerns – improving our community may take time but it is worth it  State law/legal challenges A general plan is required by state law and is the legal basis for land use and circulation decisions

19 What are some related plans?  Capital improvement plans (roads, sidewalks, landscaping,…)  Other infrastructure master plans (sewer, water, storm drainage,…)  Regional plans (OCTA bus service, highways and major roadways,…)

20  City Council, commissions, and staff  Individuals and businesses  Investors and developers Who uses the General Plan?

21 3 Team | Scope | Schedule

22 Primary Team City Staff Steven Mendoza Community Dev’t Director Consultant Team The Planning Center Fehr & Peers Fuscoe Engineering Cogstone Role City Project Manager Role Consultant Project Manager General Plan & EIR Transportation Infrastructure Cultural/Arch Resources

23 Consultant names/roles Experience/Knowledge  30+ GP/EIRs  Useful/defensible EIRs  Los Al Corridors Plan  Pragmatic reputation  Solution driven  Military base use/reuse

24 Scope | Schedule ASONDJFMAMJJASONDJ  month schedule  Kickoff: August 2011  Completion Goal: Spring FM

25 Kickoff & Outreach Aug–Sep 2011  Meet with staff, Planning Commission, and Tech Advisory Committee (TAC)  Website  Start public survey  Fact sheet ASONDJFMAMJJASONDJ | FM 2013

26 Outreach & Analysis Oct–Dec 2011  Community interviews  Council & commission interviews  TAC meeting  Issues, opps, and constraints ONDJFMAMJJASONDJ | ASFM 2013

27 Outreach & Land Plan Jan–May 2012  Community open houses  TAC and focus group meetings  Draft land use plan  City staff study session ONDJFMAMJJASONDJ | 2012 AS 2011 FM 2013 You are here

28 Elements & EIR Mar–Sep 2012  Update General Plan elements  City staff study session  EIR scoping meeting  Screencheck EIR | tech studies ASONDJFMAMJJASONDJ 2011| 2012 FM 2013

29 Draft EIR & GP Aug–Dec 2012  Public review period DEIR  Draft General Plan  Final TAC meeting ASONDJFMAMJJASONDJ | 2012 FM

30 Hearings & Adoption Nov 2012–Jan/Mar 2013  Joint PC/CC study session  Planning Commission [2]  City Council [2] ASONDJFMAMJJASOJ | 2013 FMND

31 4 Progress to date  Website launched  Project fact sheet created  Public survey (short & long) started  2 meetings with Tech Advisory Committee

32 4 Progress to date  10 meetings with city commissions (4 Planning, 3 Parks & Rec, 3 Traffic)  26 Stakeholder interviews (incl. 6 from Rossmoor)  Initial Issues, opps, & constraints  Open houses

33 5 Next steps March – May 2012  Hold 3 community open houses  Finalize existing conditions analysis  Meet with TAC & focus group  Draft Land Use Plan  EIR Scoping Meeting

34 Thank you! Please provide us with your input


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