No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to conduct a workshop on the approach for the next Countywide Plan Update. The County updated of the original 1973 Countywide Plan in 1982, 1994, and 2007. The 2007 update added an overarching theme of planning sustainable communities and an ambitious program for implementation consisting of more than 700 programs. While the Community Development Agency has made measurable progress toward program implementation, the ambitious scope of the plan has proven to exceed the capacity of available resources and progress has not kept pace with the implementation schedule. Rather than another comprehensive plan update, staff recommends a phased approach with a focus on addressing a limited number of Board priorities such as stream conservation, climate change, affordable housing and compliance with state planning laws adopted since the last plan update. Staff anticipates the update will be completed in two phases starting in 2018.
The Board conducted the workshop and provided direction to staff.
Need more info? See the staff report about the next Countywide Plan update.
Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency
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