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Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
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Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices
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Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices

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  • 1. Plumas County General Plan Update Workshop Series II February 22-24, 2010
  • 2. Best Practices—existing and emerging
    • Elements of a General Plan
    Land Use Housing Circulation Open Space Conservation Noise Safety Agriculture Administration Economic Energy Water
  • 3. Land Use—Designates and provides a diagram or map illustrating the general type, intensity and distribution of various land uses.
  • 4. Land Use
    • Anticipate Development Code
    • Incorporate “Form Based” Examples
    • Add Health Assessments
    • “ Walkability” Audits
    • Community Sustainability Strategy
  • 5. Housing--Identifies and analyzes the existing and projected housing needs for all economic segments of the community, consistent with the regional “fair share” allocation of housing needs established through a regional planning process
  • 6. Housing
    • Anticipate Affordable Housing Needs
    • Adaptive Reuse
    • Jobs/Housing Balance
    • Inclusionary Zoning
    • Density Bonuses
    • Parking Requirements
    • Green Building Incentives
  • 7. Circulation--Describes and provides a circulation diagram or map illustrating the location and extent of existing and proposed transportation routes, terminals, and other local public utilities and facilities.
  • 8. Circulation
    • Anticipate AB 32 Implementation Needs
    • Address the Needs of Pedestrians, Bicyclists and Transit Users
    • Plan for Rail and Goods Movement
    • Coordinate with State Highway System Planning and State Transportation Improvement Plan
    • Coordinate with Federal System
    • Community Facilities Districts
  • 9. Open Space--Details how open space, recreational areas and natural resources will be preserved and managed.
  • 10. Open Space
    • The “Action Program” –specific techniques for implementation
    • Open Space Zoning
    • Development Impact Fees-Parks (Quimby Act)
    • Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act
    • Land Banking
    • Transfer of Development Rights
    • Conservation and Preservation Organizations
    • Biological Resources
  • 11. Conservation--Provides for the conservation, development and use of natural resources.
    • Consider in Concert with Land Use, Open Space, Agriculture, Water and Safety Elements
    • Overlap with Ag Element Soils definitions
    • Mining—anticipate future markets
    • Mining Land Use Compatibility and Reclamation
  • 12. Conservation
    • Institute for Local Government Climate Leadership Opportunity Areas
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Water and Wastewater Systems
    • Renewable Energy
    • Green Building
    • Carbon Emissions (ghg inventory)
  • 13. Noise--Establishes noise contours and standards, identifies and appraises noise sources and problems and includes implementation measures to address them
  • 14. Noise
    • Consider in Concert with Land Use, Circulation, Housing and Safety
    • Anticipates Needs in Airport CLUP’s
    • Coordinate with Goods Movement Corridors
  • 15. Safety--Addresses protection from any unreasonable risks associated with hazards such as fire, flood, and earthquakes.
  • 16. Safety
    • Coordinate with Office of Emergency Services
    • Emergency Operations Plan
    • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
    • FEMA Floodplain Mapping
    • Flood Protection and Control Planning
    • Dam Failure and FERC Re-licensing
    • Hazardous Materials (transit)
  • 17. Agriculture— defines agriculture as an industry and addresses the conservation, management and utilization of agricultural and forest lands.
  • 18. Agriculture
    • Identifies and establishes Agricultural and Timber “districts”
    • Defines Agricultural Uses
    • Defines “value added” Uses
    • Protection of Rangelands for Domestic Livestock
    • Anticipates Compatible Land Uses
    • Cluster Development
    • Food Security
    • Water Supply
    • Housing
  • 19. Agriculture
    • Identifies and Establishes Agricultural and Timber “districts”
    • Identifies Lands Deemed Suitable for Long Term Timber Production
    • Establishes TPZ Zoning Standards
    • Forest Land Buffers
    • Implementation Programs
    • Links Forest Land to Wildfire Protection and Biomass Utilization
    • QLG Herger Feinstein Act (other Fed policy)
  • 20. Administration— defines General Plan structure, intent, project processing, amendment process, and appeals process.
  • 21. Administration
    • General Plan Amendment Procedures
    • Implementation Phasing and Prioritization
    • Public Involvement and Communications
    • Relationship to Capital Improvement Plans and other planning processes
    • Relationship to Federal Lands and Planning
  • 22. Economic—provides an overview of the economy, characterizing the trends, land, and infrastructure needs that will shape the future. A set of goals, policies, and implementation measures are included to promote and sustain economic prosperity.
  • 23. Economic
    • Links to Community Economic Development Plans
    • Establishes Principles for Economic Development
    • Prioritizes Activities
    • Ties to “Indicators” of Success
    • Includes County Fiscal Stability Objectives
  • 24. Energy—presents policies and programs to address energy needs, export, use, and conservation. The element provides goals, policies, standards, and implementation measures that strive for sustainable renewable energy and self-sufficiency.
  • 25. Energy
    • Anticipates state and federal policy
    • AB 32 Scoping Plan
    • California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan
    • Identifies local energy sources
    • Sets standards for renewable energy sites and transmission
    • Establishes implementing measures
  • 26. Water—addresses water planning issues including water quality, storm water runoff, groundwater management, fish and wildlife, water consumption, conservation and re-use methods, and state and federal regulations.
  • 27. Water
    • Anticipates multiple use needs (fish and wildlife, export, groundwater recharge, etc)
    • Coordinates county policy with other planning efforts (IRWMP)
    • Sets stage for involvement in state and federal water planning efforts
    • Anticipates water exports and plans for mitigations
    • Includes erosion control and sediment source control measures
  • 28. Useful Resources
    • Trinity County General Plan (draft)
    • El Dorado County General Plan (2004)
    • Calaveras County General Plan (draft)
    • Sonoma County General Plan (2008)
    • Humboldt County General Plan (draft)
    • Marin County General Plan (2009)
    • Mendocino County General Plan (2009)

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