Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on General Plan Update

Date: August, 30 2021 Category: Notification, Planning and Building, General Plan

The City of Santa Ana Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Sept. 13, 2021, to discuss and receive comments from the community about the Draft General Plan Update and Recirculated Environmental Impact Report.

The City’s Planning and Building Agency led public outreach including community forums and surveys to assess what issues were most important to residents, such as what kind of housing and development should be encouraged; what type of road improvements and transportation options we need; and how important parks are. 

The City’s General Plan is the blueprint for future policy changes, meaning that it sets long-range planning policies that reflect the aspirations and values of residents, landowners, businesses, and organizations within the community. Now it is time to complete the General Plan update process, and the City of Santa Ana is once again seeking your input and participation.

On Sept. 13, 2021, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Comprehensive General Plan Update. It will also have a study session on the Draft General Plan elements.

By State law, the General Plan must address seven topic areas, called “elements.” The mandatory draft elements are land use, transportation, open space, conservation, housing, safety, and noise. The City prepared additional “optional” elements, which reflect local issues. Although the City did not prepare an environmental justice element, policies and programs have been incorporated throughout the elements.

Additional information related to the project can be found at www.santa-ana.org/general-plan.

Meeting Details: Monday, September 13, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 22 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Members of the public may attend this meeting in-person or join via Zoom. For the most up-to-date information on how to participate virtually in this meeting, please visit www.santa-ana.org/pb/meeting-particpation.

Written Comments: If you are unable to participate in the virtual meeting, you may send written comments by e-mail to PBAeComments@santa-ana.org (reference the Agenda Item # in the subject line) or mail to Sarah Bernal, Recording Secretary, City of Santa Ana, 20 Civic Center Plaza – M20, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Deadline to submit written comments is 4:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Comments received after the deadline may not be distributed to the Commission but will be made part of the record.

If you require translation services to participate in this meeting, please contact Sarah Bernal at sbernal@santa-ana.org no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

If you cannot attend this hearing, join us at one of the following upcoming scheduled public hearings:

  • Planning Commission Public Hearing: Monday, October 25, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers
  • City Council Public Hearing: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. in the City Council Chambers

For more information, contact Melanie McCann with the Planning and Building Agency at mmccann@santa-ana.org or call (714) 667-2781.

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