To help create the kind of community in which we all want to live, we have to start with a vision. That vision is articulated through a series of land use planning documents that lay out how things should be built. The documents below are used to make decisions about future development and City construction projects.
The Planning 101 Educational Forum, held in partnership with Know Before you Grow on September 8, 2021, provided members of the public the opportunity to learn about the role that the General Plan Update process plays in the larger context of city planning, and how they can participate in the process.
City staff presented an overview of the General Plan, specific General Plan Elements, and different types of plans and planning tools to highlight the actions, potential impacts, and limitations of each of these tools and processes.
Watch the video to learn more.
GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
The City of Petaluma is beginning the process to update its General Plan, a comprehensive long-term plan for the City adopted in 2008. We are in the initial stage of shaping the plan update process through community outreach and technical analysis.
Please visit PlanPetaluma.org to find more information and participate in the planning process.
If you have questions or comments related to the General Plan, send them to [email protected]
GENERAL PLAN 2025
It all starts with the City's General Plan. The State of California requires every city and county to have a comprehensive General Plan that serves as a constitution for long-term physical development. The General Plan identifies current and future needs in areas such as land use, housing, transportation, public services, environmental quality, and economic viability. The General Plan is also a policy document that embodies the community’s goals and guides decisions about physical development over the long term. The current General Plan 2025 was adopted on May 19, 2008 and took effect on June 18, 2008.
Planning Staff reviews development proposals for consistency with the General Plan's policies and objectives, as well as conformance to the density and floor-area-ratio standards of site-specific land use designations. To look up the land use designation of a specific property check out our General Plan Land Use Map
The following are additional documents related to the adoption of General Plan 2025: