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San Joaquin County San Joaquin County General Plan Update Planning Pl i Commission C i i Study Session: Draft Vision & Guiding Principles

October 15, 2009


Agenda

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Process and Schedule Community Workshop #2 Summary Draft Vision & Guiding Principles Next Steps Questions & Discussion

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Process & Schedule Planning Commission Study Session October 15, 2009

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General Plan Update Process Project Initiation

Goals and Policies Report

June 2008 – November 2008

January y 2010 – April p 2010

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

January y 2010 – April p 2010

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

January y 2010 – April p 2010

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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Community Workshop #2 Summary Planning Commission Study Session October 15, 2009

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Workshop #2 Overview • 14 meetings throughout the countyy – 174 attendees • Update on schedule and process • Overview of the Background Report and Issues & Opportunities pp Report p • Interactive exercises – Identify guiding principles for General Plan Update – Formulate a vision for the County in 2030

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Workshop #2 Overview • Exercise #1: – Indicate the importance p of preliminary Guiding Principles in making future County decisions.

• Top 3 Principles: – New growth will be focused within incorporated cities and adjacent fringe areas areas. – Agricultural land preservation will keep rich prime soils productive in farming and rangelands rangelands. – Water supply and quality will be adequate for future generations and continued agricultural production. Planning Commission Study Session October 15, 2009

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Workshop #2 Overview • Exercise #2: – Write down or sketch what your y ideal San Joaquin County would be in 2030.

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Workshop #2 Overview

Limiting sprawl

Connecting transportation systems: The Port, Airport, railways, roads High-tech, green jobs

Water

I Increased d education d ti and d skilled kill d labor l b Planning Commission Study Session October 15, 2009

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Preserving and maintaining the Delta: Levees and water quality Keeping cities/communities distinct Providing d recreation and d activities

Safe communities Efficient/convenient transportation Reliable, clean, abundant, sustainable, renewable water supplies

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No conflict between agriculture and residents

Agricultural products Port and Airport

Renewable energy

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Preserving the Delta

Preserve the family farm Parks and recreation

Jobs for future generations

Developed communications infrastructure

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Greenbelts Water and sewer infrastructure Agriculture thriving

Preserve greenbelts Self-supporting towns; Live and work in the same town

Parks for kids

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Draft Vision & Guiding Principles Planning Commission Study Session October 15, 2009

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Draft Vision & Guiding Principles • Vision – Ideal future to work towards

• Guiding principles – Represent core values – Guide G id future f t planning l i

• Help frame the alternatives, goals, and policies • Will be used when making future decisions

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Draft Vision & Guiding Principles Stakeholder Meetings Community Workshop #1 PC/BOS Joint Study Session g Report p Findings g Background Issues & Opportunities Report

Community Workshop #2 VISION 2030

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Draft Vision & Guiding Principles • The overarching Vision of the General Plan is that‌ San Joaquin County will be the agricultural heart of California with sustainable and abundant water resources, desirable and safe comm communities, nities and a strong globall globallyconnected economy.

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Draft Vision & Guiding Principles • Draft Guiding Principles Highlights – Maintain clear boundaries ((e.g., g , agricultural g and open p space p separators) among cities and unincorporated communities. – Promote the Port and Stockton Airport as major economic growth centers. – Create safe and efficient connections (e.g., auto, transit, bike, and pedestrian) between cities and unincorporated communities. – Preserve agricultural land and rich prime soils for productive farming and rangelands. – Maintain County control and management of the Delta and its resources. resources – Ensure adequate water supply and quality for future generations and continued agricultural production.

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Draft Vision & Guiding Principles Stakeholder Meetings Community Workshop #1 PC/BOS Joint Study Session g Report p Findings g Background Issues & Opportunities Report

Develop and Evaluate Land Use Alternatives & Prepare Draft Goals and Policies

Community Workshop #2 VISION 2030

Planning Commission Recommendations & B d off SSupervisors Board i Direction Planning Commission Study Session October 15, 2009

Become Part of the Adopted General Plan

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Next Steps Planning Commission Study Session October 15, 2009

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Next Steps • Phase 4, Issues and Opportunities – Meet with the Board of Supervisors p – Prepare Draft Vision & Guiding Principles

• Phase 5, Alternatives – – – – – –

Draft D ft alternatives lt ti with ith County C t staff t ff 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

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Q Questions/Discussion ti /Di i


San Joaquin County General Plan Update Planning Commission Study Session #2 Presentation