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San Joaquin County San Joaquin County General Plan Update Planning Pl i C Commission i i Study Session

August 6, 2009


Agenda

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6 6. 7.

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Introductions Process and Schedule Planning Commission Role Report Overviews Community Workshop #2 Next Steps Questions & Discussion

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Process & Schedule Planning Commission Study Session August 6, 2009

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General Plan Update Process Project Initiation

Goals and Policies Report

June 2008 – November 2008

y 2010 – April p 2010 January

Background Report

Environmental Impact Report

July 2008 – July 2009

January 2009 – May 2010

Housing Element

Public Review

July 2008 – November 2009

May 2010 – November 2010

Issues & Opportunities

Final Documents and Adoption

May 2009 – October 2009

October 2010 – March 2011

Alternatives Report

Development Title Update

Sept 2009 – Feb 2010

July 2008 – May 2011

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Where we are in the process… Project Initiation

Goals and Policies Report

June 2008 – November 2008

y 2010 – April p 2010 January

Background Report

Environmental Impact Report

July 2008 – July 2009

January 2009 – May 2010

Housing Element

Public Review

July 2008 – November 2009

May 2010 – November 2010

Issues & Opportunities

Final Documents and Adoption

May 2009 – October 2009

October 2010 – March 2011

Alternatives Report

Development Title Update

Sept 2009 – Feb 2010

July 2008 – May 2011

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Where we’re going… Project Initiation

Goals and Policies Report

June 2008 – November 2008

y 2010 – April p 2010 January

Background Report

Environmental Impact Report

July 2008 – July 2009

January 2009 – May 2010

Housing Element

Public Review

July 2008 – November 2009

May 2010 – November 2010

Issues & Opportunities

Final Documents and Adoption

May 2009 – October 2009

October 2010 – March 2011

Alternatives Report

Development Title Update

Sept 2009 – Feb 2010

July 2008 – May 2011

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Planning Commission Role Planning Commission Study Session August 6, 2009

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Planning Commission Role • Meet at key points in the process to: – Review Update p p products and p provide input p to County y staff and the Consultants – Make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors

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Focus Groups Role • Meet at key points in the process to: – Provide technical input p for five topical p areas: – – – – –

Land Use, Housing, and Economic Development Transportation and Circulation Services, Utilities, and Safety Agriculture Natural Resources/The Delta

• Do not provide recommendations

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Reports Planning Commission Study Session August 6, 2009

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Background Report • • • •

“Snap-shot” of existing conditions and trends Comprehensive Objective and policy neutral How will it be used in the Update? p – – – –

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Volume III of the General Plan Basis for making policy decisions Serves as the existing setting section of the EIR Public review draft updated with EIR

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Background Report •

Contents 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Organization – – – –

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Introduction Community profiles Demographics, g p , economics,, fiscal conditions Land use Climate change Agriculture Housing Transportation and circulation Public facilities and utilities Natural resources The Delta Scenic resources Recreation and cultural resources Safety Noise Introduction Regulatory g y setting g Findings Existing conditions 12


Issues & Opportunities Report • Focuses attention on key issues and pp opportunities – Important problems that need to be addressed – Positive assets that should be preserved or enhanced

• Multiple M ltiple so sources rces of inp inputt • Meet certain criteria: – S Subject j to the authority y of the C County y – Can be influenced by the General Plan

• Not comprehensive • Summarized in Newsletter #2

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Issues & Opportunities Report Report contents 1. 2.

Introduction Countywide issues and opportunities • Demographics and economic development • Land use and development • Climate change • Agriculture • Transportation • Public services and utilities • Natural resources • The Delta • Recreation and cultural resources • Safety

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Community overviews 14


Community Workshop #2 Overview Planning Commission Study Session August 6, 2009

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Workshop #2 Overview • 14 meetings throughout the countyy • Update on schedule and process • Overview of the Issues & Opportunities Report • Interactive exercises – Formulate a vision for the County in 2030 – Identify guiding principles for General Plan Update

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Workshop #2 Overview • Vision – Ideal future to work towards

• Guiding principles – Represents core values – Guides G id ffuture t planning l i

• Used to develop alternatives, goals,, and p g policies • Will be used to evaluate future decisions

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Next Steps Planning Commission Study Session August 6, 2009

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Next Steps • Phase 4, Issues and Opportunities Report – – – –

Conduct Community y Workshops p #2 Meet with the Planning Commission Meet with the Board of Supervisors Prepare final Issues and Opportunities Report

• Phase 5, Alternatives – – – – – –

Draft alternatives with County staff Evaluate and compare Alternatives Prepare Alternatives Report and Newsletter #3 Meet with Focus Groups and Planning Commission Conduct Community Workshop #3 Meet with Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors – Prepare the Preferred Alternative Planning Commission Study Session August 6, 2009

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Q Questions/Discussion ti /Di i


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