General Plan 2040

Report on Outreach

Planning Commission Workshops - January to June 2017

California State Law requires counties and cities to adopt and periodically update a General Plan to guide land use development. Kern County is initiating the General Plan update and is seeking community involvement and input. This website will serve as a gateway for providing and receiving vital information.

Get Involved

  • Sign-up for email notifications
  • Use the general plan menu on the left to view other resources
  • Browse the timeline below
  • Attend public workshops
  • Attend public hearings
  • Submit comments

"In addition, preparing, adopting, implementing, and maintaining the general plan serves to:

  • Identify the community’s land use, circulation, environmental, economic, and social goals and policies as they relate to land use and development.
  • Provide a basis for local government decision-making, including decisions on development approvals and exactions.
  • Provide citizens with opportunities to participate in the planning and decision-making processes of their communities.
  • Inform citizens, developers, decision-makers, and other cities and counties of the ground rules that guide development within a particular community."

(State of California General Plan Guidelines, 2003)

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