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Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Previous Results


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General Plan Update Previous Work

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Plumas Gp 2 22 10 Previous Results

  1. 1. Plumas County General Plan Update Workshop Series II February 22-24, 2010
  2. 2. Past Community Efforts <ul><li>Existing Plumas County General Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Vision 2020 results </li></ul><ul><li>Plumas County Survey </li></ul><ul><li>General Plan Visioning Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Report to Board of Supervisors </li></ul>
  3. 3. Vision 2020 <ul><li>Conducted in 2001/2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Vision 2020 was a community-based initiative involving Plumas County citizens in a grass-roots effort to form a vision of what Plumas County could be in the year 2020. The project was designed to develop a clear vision, a series of goals, expectations and actions which decision- makers, community groups and individuals can follow, and use to measure success and results. </li></ul><ul><li>30 meetings </li></ul><ul><li>1000 surveys </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vision 2020 <ul><li>Seven topic areas with specific goals and objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Arts, Culture and Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>• Business, Economy and Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>• Communication and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>• Health and Safety </li></ul><ul><li>• Land Use </li></ul><ul><li>• Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>• Youth </li></ul>
  5. 5. Plumas County Survey – October 2006 <ul><li>Mailed to 24,000 property owners, households and box holders </li></ul><ul><li>2,320 respondents </li></ul><ul><li>10% return rate </li></ul><ul><li>available for review at </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key Survey Statistics <ul><li>1291 primary residences vs. 994 secondary residences </li></ul><ul><li>2113 own vs. 139 rent </li></ul><ul><li>median respondent age 52 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Survey Findings <ul><li>89% of respondents rated “quality of life” excellent or good </li></ul><ul><li>Top four reasons to live here are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>75% rural atmosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>66% outdoor amenities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>41% retirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21.5 % family connections </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Key Survey Findings <ul><li>Bottom four reasons to live here are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 % cost of living </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 % economic opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 % housing prices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18 % job </li></ul></ul><ul><li>17 % of respondents consider moving away </li></ul>
  9. 9. Key Survey Findings <ul><li>When asked to identify important issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>97.5 % said preserving open space and agricultural lands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>97 % said managing growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>95 % said retaining distinctive and unique towns/communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>95 % said retaining/creating jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>94 % said promoting energy conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>91 % said developing pubic recreation facilities </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Key Survey Findings <ul><li>64 % of respondents think housing availability is adequate or somewhat adequate </li></ul><ul><li>Average full time residents leave the county 2.3 times per month to shop </li></ul><ul><li>Respondents split 50/50 on whether increased residential development is beneficial </li></ul>
  11. 11. Plumas County General Plan Visioning Workshops—January to May 2007 <ul><li>3 sets of five workshops </li></ul><ul><li>400 attendees </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop I focused on GP processes and housing policy </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop II focused on agriculture, natural resources, open space and timber policies </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop III focused on circulation, economic development and infrastructure </li></ul>
  12. 12. Plumas County General Plan Visioning Workshops—January to May 2007 <ul><li>Results delivered to Board of Supervisors </li></ul><ul><li>July 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Memo available at </li></ul>
  13. 13. Key Findings <ul><li>continue General Plan update process </li></ul><ul><li>encourage high level of public participation </li></ul><ul><li>focus on a “defensible” process </li></ul><ul><li>include agriculture and water elements </li></ul><ul><li>focus economic development on natural resources and business retention </li></ul><ul><li>encourage “town centered development” </li></ul><ul><li>prefer incentives over regulation </li></ul>