2019 General Plan Clean-Up 

Project Manager: Josh Menvielle (joshua.menvielle@sdcounty.ca.gov), Telephone: (858) 495-5451

Mailing Address: Planning & Development Services, 5510 Overland Avenue, Suite 310, San Diego, CA 92123.

Board of Supervisors Hearing:

The General Plan Clean-Up General Plan Amendment and Rezone (18-006; REZ 19-003) has been scheduled for a Board of Supervisors hearing on January 29th, 2020, 9:00 a.m. at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 310, San Diego, California, 92101.  It will go in a batch as General Plan Amendment 20-001 (Sub-item A), along with Skyline Retirement Center (Sub-item B) and Aventine at Sweetwater Springs (Sub-item C).

The 2019 Clean-Up includes proposed changes to the General Plan’s Land Use Map (and associated zoning); the General Plan’s text; the Mobility Element Network Appendix (maps and tables); and one Community Plan’s text. The board letter and all supporting attachments can be found at the following website:
1/29/20 hearing: Item #7

Planning Commission Hearing:

The 2019 General Plan Clean-Up General Plan Amendment and Rezone (18-006; REZ 19-003) was heard by the County Planning Commission hearing on October 11th, 2019. An electronic copy of the Planning Commission report can be found below:

2019 General Plan Clean-Up Planning Commission Report

Attachment A – BOS Resolution

Attachment B – Zoning Form of Ordinance

Attachment C – Staff Recommendation

Attachment C-1 – Analysis of Proposed Land Use Map and Zone Changes

Attachment D – Environmental Findings and Documentation

Attachment E – Correspondence

A link to the descriptions of the General Plan Land Use Designations and associated densities:

GP Table LU-1

Link to Zoning Ordinance


A comprehensive update of the County General Plan was adopted in 2011. The General Plan provides a framework for land use and development decisions consistent with an established community vision and is based on a set of guiding principles designed to protect the County’s unique and diverse natural resources and maintain the character of its rural and semi-rural communities.

The General Plan Update was a comprehensive, complex, and large update in both scope and scale. As such, staff and the Board of Supervisors anticipated that unforeseen inconsistencies and mapping errors, along with changed circumstances, would emerge during plan implementation that would require changes. Efficiencies can be achieved by grouping the changes and processing them in a batch. By adopting a formal approach to such a review, certainties and assurances can also be achieved in the process. Therefore, at the time of the adoption of the General Plan Update, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to bring forward a General Plan ‘clean-up’ every two years in the form of a General Plan Amendment.

The General Plan Clean-Up is a County initiated General Plan Amendment and is intended to provide a regular mechanism for making changes to the General Plan to allow for corrections discovered during the General Plan’s implementation or to reflect changing circumstances.  This is fourth General Plan Clean-Up since the adoption of the General Plan in 2011.  General Plan Clean-Up items are limited to the following:

  • Mapping errors;
  • Qualifying ownership changes (public/private, etc.);
  • Errors and omissions;
  • Internal clarifications, and inconsistencies; and/or
  • Minor Community Plan changes.