Documents

As of July 27, 2018, the City has released documents in regard to updating the General Plan.  This includes: 

  • The Draft General Plan
  • The Draft General Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
  • Draft update to the City’s Climate Action Plan, and
  • The draft Transportation Analysis Guidelines

Click on the headers below to access the draft General Plan materials.

Comments on the draft materials may be submitted to the City at the following.  More details on the Planning Commission and City Council's review of the drafts, including meeting dates and times, will be announced soon.

​Submit comments to:
City of Elk Grove
Attn: Christopher Jordan, AICP, Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation
8401 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
email: cjordan@elkgrovecity.org

Draft General Plan (Policy Document)

Below are links to the public draft General Plan policy document.  The document is organized into 12 chapters, which cover the content required by State law.  The structure of the General Plan can best be summarized in the following graphic.

General Plan organizational structure

To aid in the review of the draft General Plan, the City has prepared the following matrices, which compare the policies of the existing General Plan to the draft update.  Two versions are provided - one sorted by Existing policies; and one sorted by Proposed policies.  

Policy Comparison: By EXISTING General Plan | By PROPOSED General Plan


Please note, portions of the General Plan utilize a "spread format" where some graphics span across both the left and right pages when printed double sided.  The PDFs linked below have been optimized to present the document correctly on the web.  Should you choose to print the document, please select your printer's double-sided function (if available).  Hard copies of the draft General Plan are available for review at City Hall and local libraries.

Complete Document

Sections

Environmental Impact Report

The California Environmental Quality Act requires the City to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (or EIR) on the General Plan.  The EIR documents the potential environmental impacts of the General Plan and informs the City Council, Planning Commission, and general public of these potential impacts.  Were applicable, mitigation measures may be identified to reduce the potential impact to a less than significant level.  

A public review period for the Draft EIR will commence on July 27, 2018 and end on September 26, 2018, for interested individuals and public agencies to submit written comments on the document.  Any written comments on the Draft EIR must be submitted at the following address within the public review period.  The City of Elk Grove will also receive public comments on the Draft EIR at a public meeting on September 13, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, in the City Council Chambers, 8400 Laguna Palms Way.

Submit comments to:
City of Elk Grove
Attn: Christopher Jordan, AICP, Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation
8401 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
email: cjordan@elkgrovecity.org 

Notice of Availability

Complete Document

Sections

Appendices

Climate Action Plan

The Climate Action Plan identifies how the City will achieve State-recommended targets of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 32 and Senate Bill (SB) 32 and presents a qualified plan for streamlining GHG analysis for subsequent development projects.  The Climate Action Plan, or CAP, was first adopted in 2013 and is proposed for update concurrently with the General Plan Update.  The proposed draft is available below.

Transportation Analysis Guidelines

The Transportation Analysis Guidelines present a clear and consistent technical approach to transportation analysis for projects within Elk Grove’s jurisdiction.  They implement the General Plan policies for mobility and circulation by providing instructions for the preparation of transportation analysis.  Upon adoption, this document will replace the current Traffic Impact Study Guidelines.

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