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File #: 2021-1119   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 7/12/2021
Title: Public Hearing on the Alameda General Plan Update
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 Proposed Revisions to March 2021 Draft General Plan, 2. Item 7-C Public Comments as of July 13, 2021

Public Hearing on the Alameda General Plan Update


To: Honorable President and
Members of the Planning Board

From: Andrew Thomas,
Planning, Building & Transportation Director


The purpose of the July 12, 2021 public hearing is to provide an opportunity for the public and Planning Board to review and comment on staff proposed revisions to the March 2021 draft Alameda General Plan 2040. The March 2021 Draft General Plan, draft Environmental Impact Report and existing General Plan are available for review at


State law requires the City of Alameda to maintain a General Plan that is an "integrated, internally consistent and compatible statement of policies for the adopting agency." (Government Code section 65300.5.) The General Plan establishes the local development and conservation policies necessary to guide physical development and protect the general health, safety and welfare of the community and the environment. The last comprehensive update of the current General Plan occurred almost 30 years ago and was designed to serve the City for 20 years or until 2010.

In August of 2020, staff completed the August 2020 (initial) draft Alameda General Plan 2040 for public review and comment, and set up a website ( where updates, documents, and surveys could be accessed by the public. In the Fall of 2020, the Alameda Planning Board held four public forums that each focused discussion and review of the four themes of the General Plan, that of Equity, Access, Environment and Character (refer to Page 19 of Chapter 1, General Plan Organization and Themes). Approximately 75-80 people attended each of these forums. Over 1,500 individuals provided written comments and suggestions for improvements to the draft Plan through the General Plan update website, meetings and surveys. In addition, City staff met with a wide variety of o...

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