General Plan Guidelines Workshops

A general plan is the local government’s long-term blueprint for the community’s vision of future growth. OPR is statutorily required by Government Code Section 65040.2 to adopt and periodically revise the State General Plan Guidelines (GPG) for the preparation and content of general plans for all cities and counties in California.The GPG serves as the “how to” resource for drafting a general plan. The 2017 version includes legislative changes, new guidance, policy recommendations, external links to resource documents, and additional resources.

OPR is conducting workshops around the state to update communities on the new General Plan Guidelines. Workshops will examine major changes and updates, explain next steps, and answer questions communities may have about using the new Guidelines. The first two workshops, in Southern California, have been scheduled, and can be accessed through the links below. Additional workshops througout the state will be announced as they are scheduled. Attendance at the workshops is free, but pre-registration is encouraged.

Upcoming Workshops


Time and location TBD


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Previous Workshops


Elihu Harris State Building
Room 2
1515 Clay St
Oakland, CA 94612


Truckee Tahoe Airport Conference Room
10356 Truckee Airport Road
Truckee, CA 9616

San Diego

San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108

Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012


4210 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92505