General Plan Timeline
Read our newsletter for facts and information on the General Plan Update and upcoming events.
Kern 101 & Healthy Communities
Healthy Communities: Ensures walkable, bicycle-friendly communities with access to fresh food, health care and other factors of a healthy place to live and work.
Healthy Communities & Land Use
Healthy Communities: Ensures a healthy place to live and work. Land Use: Establishes land use designations and patterns to support economic stability while protecting our quality of life.
Land Use, Circulation, Open Space & Conservation
Land Use: Establishes land use designations. Circulation: Guides transportation decisions for automobiles, bicycles, pedestrians and mass transit. Open Space: Provides measures to protect and improve open spaces. Conservation: Addresses protection and enhancement of natural and cultural resources.
Water & Housing
Water: Ensures water resources are sustained and protected. Housing: Plans for housing to meet the needs of all sections of the County.
Energy & Military Readiness
Energy: Provides measures that reduce energy use and encourage alternative energy development. Military Readiness: Addresses military needs such as land, restricted air space and housing.
Safety, Noise & Recap
Safety: Addresses hazards such as fires, flooding, geological hazards and hazardous materials. Noise: Addresses noise-generating and noise-sensitive land uses.
March 20, 2018
Staff Briefing to Board of Supervisors
May - August 2018
Develop the draft General Plan through Focused Issue workshops.
Draft General Plan Begins Circulating
A draft General Plan document will begin circulating for public review and comment.
An analysis of the environmental effects of implementing the General Plan through a Program Level Environmental Impact Report.
Circulation of the final proposed General Plan and Program Level EIR will be made available for public review and comment.
Board of Supervisors Hearing
The Board of Supervisors will consider the General Plan Update at a series of public hearings.