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Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices

Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices



General Plan Best Practices

General Plan Best Practices



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    • Plumas County General Plan Update Workshop Series II February 22-24, 2010
    • Best Practices—existing and emerging
      • Elements of a General Plan
      Land Use Housing Circulation Open Space Conservation Noise Safety Agriculture Administration Economic Energy Water
    • Land Use—Designates and provides a diagram or map illustrating the general type, intensity and distribution of various land uses.
    • Land Use
      • Anticipate Development Code
      • Incorporate “Form Based” Examples
      • Add Health Assessments
      • “ Walkability” Audits
      • Community Sustainability Strategy
    • 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
    • Housing
      • Anticipate Affordable Housing Needs
      • Adaptive Reuse
      • Jobs/Housing Balance
      • Inclusionary Zoning
      • Density Bonuses
      • Parking Requirements
      • Green Building Incentives
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Open Space--Details how open space, recreational areas and natural resources will be preserved and managed.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Conservation
      • Institute for Local Government Climate Leadership Opportunity Areas
      • Energy Efficiency
      • Water and Wastewater Systems
      • Renewable Energy
      • Green Building
      • Carbon Emissions (ghg inventory)
    • Noise--Establishes noise contours and standards, identifies and appraises noise sources and problems and includes implementation measures to address them
    • Noise
      • Consider in Concert with Land Use, Circulation, Housing and Safety
      • Anticipates Needs in Airport CLUP’s
      • Coordinate with Goods Movement Corridors
    • Safety--Addresses protection from any unreasonable risks associated with hazards such as fire, flood, and earthquakes.
    • 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)
    • Agriculture— defines agriculture as an industry and addresses the conservation, management and utilization of agricultural and forest lands.
    • 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
    • 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)
    • Administration— defines General Plan structure, intent, project processing, amendment process, and appeals process.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Economic
      • Links to Community Economic Development Plans
      • Establishes Principles for Economic Development
      • Prioritizes Activities
      • Ties to “Indicators” of Success
      • Includes County Fiscal Stability Objectives
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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)