The 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.
The General Plan is currently being updated. The update is a process of clarifying, articulating and integrating the City's intentions and policies with the rights and expectations of the community; including residents, property owners, and businesses.
A General Plan Update works best as a collaborative effort of 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
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 General Plan consists of several elements and related appendices:
Separate from the General Plan, a Sphere of Influence 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.