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Current Project Status

Eureka’s General Plan Update process is organized into five broad tasks. The status of where we are with each task is noted below. There will be opportunities for you to express your opinions and be heard during each task. These opportunities will include Community Workshops, Virtual Town Halls, City Council/Planning Commission study sessions, and other events held throughout the process.

  1. What is the context for planning?   Completed
  2. What do we want to achieve?   Completed
  3. How do we make it happen?   We are here
  4. What are the impacts of our plans?   Yet to be initiated
  5. How do we put our plans into action?   Yet to be initiated


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Overall Process and Schedule

The City of Eureka initiated its General Plan Update process in November 2013. The process is anticipated to be completed in late 2017. The update process includes the following five general tasks:

1. What is the Context for Planning? Task 1 focuses on understanding the community, its needs, challenges, and objectives, to establish a common and thorough understanding of current and projected conditions, key issues and community objectives to be addressed as part of the update process. This task includes preparation of:

bullet  Community Background Report
bullet  Listing of Key Issues and Community Objectives
bullet  Policy Papers Part 1: Issues and Implications
bullet  Adopted Housing Element

Key outreach events include Stakeholder Interviews, Community Workshop #1, Virtual Town Hall #1,
initial Focus Group Meetings, and City Council/Planning Commission Check‐in Sessions #1 and #2.

2. What do we Want to Achieve? Task 2 focuses on identifying land use and policy alternatives to address community issues and opportunities, and selecting the preferred land use plan and key policy direction. This Task includes preparation of:

bullet  Policy Papers Part 2: Options and Solutions
bullet  Citywide Land Use and Policy Alternatives
bullet  Alternatives Evaluation
bullet  Preferred Citywide Land Use Plan and Policy Strategies
bullet  Vision Statement
bullet  Certified Housing Element

Key outreach events include Community Workshop #2, Virtual Town Halls #2 and #3, Focus Group Meetings, City Council/Planning Commission Check‐in Sessions #3 and #4, and City Council/Planning Commission hearings on the Housing Element.

 

 

3. How do we Make it Happen? Task 3 focuses on the preparation of draft General Plan goals, policies and programs, based on the explicit choices made between alternative means of resolving issues and capturing opportunities undertaken during Task 2. This Task includes preparation of:

bullet  Draft General Plan
bullet  Draft Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan
bullet  Draft Climate Action Plan
bullet  Draft Consistency Matrix

Key outreach events include Community Workshop #3, Virtual Town Halls #4 and #5, Focus Group
Meetings, and City Council/Planning Commission Check‐in Sessions #5 and #6.

4. What are the Impacts of our Plans? Task 4 focuses on preparation of the draft EIR to analyze potential impacts from implementation of the General Plan and related documents, and ways to mitigate those impacts. Preparation of the General Plan and EIR will be an interactive process aimed at creating, to the extent feasible, self‐mitigating plans. This Task includes preparation of:

bullet  Notice of Preparation
bullet  Draft and Draft EIR

Key outreach events include Community Workshop #4 and Virtual Town Halls #7. In addition, the EIR and General Plan will be circulated for public review and comment.

5. How do we put our Plans into Action? Task 5 focuses on preparation and adoption of the final General Plan and related documents following completion of the public review period. This Task includes preparation of:

bullet  Final General Plan
bullet  Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan
bullet  Final Climate Action Plan
bullet  Final EIR
bullet  Final Consistency Matrix.

Key outreach events include City Council and Planning Commission public hearings.