Now is an exciting time for the City of Los Banos as the City embarks upon a targeted update to its 2009 General Plan, to help guide development and conservation in the city over the next 20 years. Specifically, the City is undertaking a comprehensive update to the major policy documents that guide the city’s economic and physical growth as well as preservation of natural and agricultural resources. While the 2009 General Plan is not quite yet 10 years old, those years have seen significant economic, political, and technological changes, with more on the horizon. The General Plan Update will position Los Banos to respond to those changes and gear up for the future.
The General Plan Update will focus on the City’s most important issues: economic development, growth management, Downtown, agricultural mitigation, and water supply. In addition, the General Plan will fulfill recent State required updates that have been enacted since the last update.
In addition, to take concrete steps to implement the General Plan, the project will also include three separate plans that respond to some of the City’s key issues: an Economic Development Strategy, a Business Park Master Plan, and a Downtown Strategic Plan.
When this project is complete, in the spring of 2020, the City will have a set of action plans to help focus and guide future work for years to come.
To develop planning documents that reflect the community’s values and goals, the General Plan Update will be a highly participatory process. The process will rely upon feedback and direction from the public, Economic Development Advisory Committee, stakeholders, City decision-makers, and City staff to ensure that the community’s vision and priorities are correctly captured. To view a calendar of upcoming meetings and events, click here.