Participate in the Process!
Your input and participation throughout this process is important!
Provide your email address to stay up to date on upcoming meetings and key project milestones. The Project Team will send out emails throughout the project about upcoming events, workshops, community surveys, meetings, and project documents.
Community Workshop | Thursday, October 5th, 2023
JOIN THE DISCUSSION! THE CITY ENCOURAGES ALL INTERESTED PARTIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKSHOP AND PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT.
The City of Arroyo Grande has begun a three-year process to update the General Plan. The General Plan is the City’s long-term “blueprint” for future growth and development. The General Plan represents the community’s vision of its future and expresses the community development goals over the next 20-30 years. Community input is essential in developing a Plan that is responsive to local needs.
As part of this process, the City invites all interested residents to participate in the first General Plan update community workshop on Thursday, October 5th starting at 6:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers at 215 E. Branch Street in Arroyo Grande. The focus of the workshop is to identify the opportunities and challenges that the City should address as part of the General Plan update. This is the first of many workshops for the General Plan update.
Thursday, October 5, 2023 City Council Chambers
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 215 E. Branch Street
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Community Study Session | Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Community Study Session
On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, the City of Arroyo Grande hosted a community study session dedicated to the General Plan Update project. This meeting, open to the public, marked a pivotal moment in the project's development. The study session served as a platform for establishing a shared understanding of the project, outlining the essential phases in the update process, discussing strategies for public engagement, reviewing legislative requirements, and addressing planning challenges.
During the session, the City Council engaged in an in-depth conversation about the significant issues and opportunities that confront Arroyo Grande. They also provided valuable feedback to the Project Team on various thematic areas to be explored throughout the project.
City Council Meeting | Tuesday, February 14, 2023
City Council Meeting
On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, the Arroyo Grande City Council held a public hearing to discuss the General Plan Update project. At this meeting, the Council received an update on the status of selecting a planning consultant to assist in the Update and reviewed the proposal for services submitted by Mintier Harnish. The City Council engaged in a robust discussion on their expectations for the General Plan update project. Topics of discussion and focus included community engagement, scope of project, schedule, budget, and community needs.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the Council directed City staff to proceed with a consultant contract with Mintier Harnish for the General Plan Update project. The multifaceted, three-year project also includes an update to the City’s 2013 Climate Action Plan, a comprehensive Development Code update, various economic development studies and workshops, and an environmental impact report (EIR).