Long Range Planning & Special Studies

2040 General Plan

The 2040 General Plan is the fundamental policy document of the City of Santa Paula, providing the framework for managing the City's physical and economic resources now and in the future.

Typically, the General Plan is updated every 20 years, and seeks to clarify, articulate, and integrate the City's overall intentions and policies with the rights and expectations of the community; including residents, property owners, and businesses.  The 2040 General Plan update was completed and adopted by the City Council in early 2020, following a multi-year collaborative effort with citizens personally invested in their City. 

Decision-makers will use the updated General Plan as a blueprint for:

  • Allocation of fiscal resources
  • Choices about the use of land
  • Conservation and development of new housing
  • Expansion of City boundaries
  • Population growth
  • Protection of environmental resources
  • Provision of infrastructure and public and human services
  • Safeguarding from natural and man-made hazards

General Plan Documents

The City of Santa Paula's 2040 General Plan consists of several elements and related appendices:

General Plan Maps

The updated 2040 General Plan Land Use and Expansion Areas Maps are excerpted from the full General Plan map set and shown below.  Please click to enlarge and/or download.  

These maps also reflect the City's most recent Sphere of Influence (SOI) boundary. Separate from the General Plan, the SOI is a planning boundary, often outside of the usual city limit line, established by the regional Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) that designates the city's probable future boundary and service area.

Please contact the Planning Division for any additional map requests.

2040 General Plan Map 2020-03-04 Opens in new window  2040 General Plan Map - Expansion Areas Only (Revised 12.2019) Opens in new window