General Plan Update Public Hearings

Planning Commission - Board of Supervisors

Planning Commission

November & December 2009
In November and December of 2009, Initiated hearings on the General Plan Update Draft Text, Land Use Maps. Road Network, Community Plans, Implementation Plan and Conservation Subdivision Program. The Hearings were on November 6, 19 & 20 and December 4th, 2009

February 19, and March 12, 2010
The Hearings on the General Plan Update were continued on February 19th and March 12, and issues were discussed through a series of Fact Sheets included in the staff report.

April 16, 2010
At the conclusion of the Planning Commission Hearing on April 16, 2010 the Planning Commission Recommended approval of the General Plan Update to the Board of Supervisors, with the direction for staff to prepare a Transfer of Development Rights Program and bring it back to the Planning Commission prior to the Board of Supervisors. Summaries of Each of the Planning Commission Hearings up from November 6, 2009 to April 16, 2010.

July 9 & August 20, 2010
Presented the Zoning Ordinance Consistency Review changes to individual properties, as well as revisions to the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, and Resource Protection Ordinance to ensure consistency with the General Plan Update.  Also presented at this hearing was the draft Transfer of Development Rights Program Working Concept, directed to be developed by the Planning Commission on April 16, 2010.  This page also contains the materials that were presented to the Planning Commission on August 20, 2010.


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Board of Supervisors

July 23, 2008
Staff provided a project update to the Board of Supervisors on July 23, 2008.  The update includes a report on the progress to date and highlights key issues that staff has identified relating to the completion of the project.  At the update hearing, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to remove a Specific Plan from the Valley Center Referral Map.  This action resulted in a one month delay on some near term project deadlines, however the project remains on the overall schedule for completion in Fall 2010.

May 13, 2009
Staff provided a project update to the Board of Supervisors on May 13, 2009.  The update included a report on the progress to date and highlights key issues that staff has identified relating to the completion of the project.

October 20, November 10, December 8, 2010
The General Plan Update initiated hearings at the Board of Supervisors on October 20, which was continued to November 10 and December 8, 2010.  After  following nine hearings that were held by the San Diego County Planning Commission from Nov. 6, 2009 through August 20, 2010.  The Commission made its final recommendations for approval of the General Plan Update Aug. 20.  In total, the Board heard approximately 19 organized presentations and from 172 individuals. Following public testimony, the Board discussed the project and directed staff to review issues raised during the hearings, including property-specific requests, and return to the continued hearing Feb. 9, 2011, with additional information and research. Video of each of the hearings is available from the Clerk of the Board

February 9, 2011
During the previous public hearings on October 20, November 10, and December 8 regarding the proposed General Plan Update, staff was asked by the Board of Supervisors to return with additional information regarding specific identified issues including staff analysis for the 230 property-specific requests that were submitted via verbal or written testimony or referred to staff by the Board of Supervisors. 

March 16, 2011
This staff report contains responses to questions raised by the Board on February 9, 2011 and refinements to the previous February 9, 2011 staff report based on public and staff review.

April 13, 2011

This staff report contains staff’s review of the property owner requests classified as a “moderate” and “major” in the March 16th 2011 staff report, to determine if there are any staff recommendation land use alternatives that would reduce them to “minor” changes.

August 3, 2011
Based on direction from the Board on April 13, the August 3 documents contain a number of changes to the General Plan Update that were considered “minor” because they were consistent with the General Plan Update guiding principles and did not require recirculation of the Environmental Impact Report. As directed by the Board, the August 3 report also contains all final documents necessary to make a decision on the General Plan Update.

January 9, 2012
On Aug. 3, the Board of Supervisors adopted the General Plan Update. Following adoption of the plan, the Board voted to schedule a workshop to review the Property Specific Requests that were submitted during the General Plan Update hearings but not included in the adopted plan. These requests were submitted during public testimony on the General Plan Update and evaluated in the March 16 staff report. Approximately 137 specific requests were analyzed by staff for the workshop and the analysis is now available to the public.

June 20, June 27, July 25, and September 12, 2012
During a workshop held January 9 through January 11, 2012, the Board of Supervisors considered over 137 private property owner requests to modify the County of San Diego’s General Plan land use designations. 56 requests were referred back to staff by the Board for further evaluation. Actions directed by the Board varied between requests but included steps such as determining if a modified request was available that could be consistent with the General Plan Guiding Principles, obtaining community planning group input, determining what larger study areas (if any) required consideration in making changes to the plan, notifying potentially affected property owners, and developing workplan options for amending the General Plan. These reports respond to Board direction related to the private property owner requests.