General Plan

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The General Plan is the fundamental document to guide the long-range physical development of the City of American Canyon and preservation of important environmental resources. American Canyon's General Plan contains the seven elements required by state law, in addition to the optional elements, Utilities, Parks and Recreation, and Economic Development.  

The General Plan elements provide a framework to guide decisions related to many important issues.  These include: land use, design and character of buildings; open spaces; housing conservation and construction; supporting infrastructure and public services; protection of environmental resources; allocation of fiscal resources, and protection from natural and human-caused hazards. When evaluating development proposals, decision-makers refer to the plan to see how the proposal achieves the desires of the community.

The City Council adopted the original General Plan on November 3, 1994.  The General Plan is a “living” document.  Since 1994, the General Plan has been amended to reflect community values and State law requirements.  

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