General Plan Amendment

A General Plan Amendment is a request to change either a portion of the city's Land Use Map or the text contained within the General Plan.

An application may be filed with the Planning Division, seeking Amendment of:

  • An amendment of a component part of an Element
  • The city's Land Use Plan
  • A specific element or elements of the city's General Plan

State Regulations for Amendments

In accordance with State law, the City Council may amend all or part of the City's Adopted General Plan. Except as otherwise provided by State law, no mandatory Element of the City's General Plan may be amended more than 4 times per calendar year.

More Information

For further information or direction as to the materials to be submitted to initiate an Amendment or the establishment of a Specific Plan, email the Planning Division or call 805-237-3970.