General Plan


The General Plan is the foundation upon which all land-use decisions in the City are based. It expresses a citywide vision and provides a comprehensive policy framework for how the City should grow and develop, provide public services, and maintain the qualities that define the City of Yuba City. The City’s General Plan was comprehensively updated in 2004 (Resolution #04-049). The Genera Plan provides policy direction for future plan updates, discretionary project review, and implementation programs. It is comprised of 10 elements that provide a comprehensive slate of Citywide policies and strategies for growth and development.

In 2004 the City Council also certified the General Plan Program Environmental Impact Report and adopted associated amendments to the Zoning Code.

General Plan Environmental Impact Report

Specific and Master Plans
Specific and Master Plans work together with the General Plan to provide location-based policies and recommendations in the City's various planning areas. Specific and Master Plans are written to refine the General Plan's citywide policies, designate land uses and housing densities, and include additional site-specific recommendations as needed. Read more about how the General Plan and Community Plans work together.

Relationship between the General Plan and Specific Plans
Cities often create policy documents for specific geographic areas within their boundaries. The City of Yuba City calls its community-based policy documents either Specific or Master Plans. Because of the size and diversity of the communities in the City, there are several adopted plans.

The plans are a part of the Land Use Element of the General Plan. Specific and Master Plans provide more detailed land-use designations and site-specific policy recommendations. Community plans typically address community issues such as: the street and transit network; distinctive environmental characteristics; community landmarks; location, prioritization and provision of public facilities; community urban design guidelines; and identification of gateways. Together, the General Plan and the Specific and Master Plans seek to guide future growth and development to achieve citywide and community level goals. All of the adopted land use plans must be consistent with the goals and policies of the General Plan.

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Categories always sorted by seq (sub-categories sorted within each category)
Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category
General Plan
General Plan Diagram
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General Plan Complete
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General Plan Cover
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Table of Contents
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Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
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Chapter 2: Growth and Economic Development
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Chapter 3: Land Use
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Chapter 4: Community Design
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Chapter 5: Transportation
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Chapter 6: Parks, Schools, & Community Facilities
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Chapter 7: Public Utilities
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Chapter 8: Environmental Conservation
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Chapter 9: Noise and Safety
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Chapter 10: Implementation and Monitoring
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Bibliography, Glossary, and List of Acronyms
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Housing Element: 2021-2029 Housing Element Update
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Land Use Map
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