Updates to the General Plan


The report provides data regarding the quantifiable changes in the City the last General Plan update.

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The report summarizes all the feedback received at all community meetings and interviews.

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Timeline of implementation, starting with public outreach.

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Every city in California has a General Plan, a blueprint for growth and development that lays out specific strategies for land use, mobility, housing, open space, conservation, noise and safety. The General Plan reflects the community’s values and directs all of the city’s day-to-day decisions, plans and priorities. As times change, about every ten years the General Plan is revised to become more meaningful and relevant based on the current state of the city, with an eye toward the future.

Every General Plan is unique. To gauge local needs, Pasadena is proud to have a long history of involving thousands of Pasadenans in shaping its General Plan. The Pasadena you see today is a result of that history. In 1994, for example, more than 3,000 people took part in the General Plan update, many urging the city to steer development away from single-family neighborhoods and closer to downtown and near transportation lines.

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