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Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Best Practices

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