PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ENCOURAGED IN GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to attend any or all of the following meetings when final recommendations by City staff are presented on the update to the General Plan Land Use and Mobility Elements.
The staff recommendations are based on extensive public outreach and meetings conducted by the City’s Planning Department. The public will be able to attend any of the City Council, Commission, and Committee meetings listed below to hear the recommendations, view the plan and provide additional comment.
The General Plan is the blueprint that helps to guide policy decisions for development in Pasadena. Since 2009, City planning staff has conducted 160 outreach events for the public to actively participate in the creation of this plan.
Based on community feedback and participation, staff is recommending changes to the General Plan’s Guiding Principles, Objectives and Policies and the Land Use Diagram. The Draft Land Use Diagram is designed to target development into the Central District, around transit stations, and major intersections. The goal is to create vibrant transit and neighborhood villages with easy access to transportation, a mix of housing and neighborhood-serving businesses.
The four main guidelines for the General Plan update include: protecting and preserving Pasadena’s neighborhoods, open space and historic resources; identifying targeted growth areas; planning for walking, bicycling, transit and accessibility, and fostering economic vitality. The City last updated its General Plan in 1994.
Public meetings to view and comment on the General Plan include:
- City Council, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1 and Monday, Dec. 3, City Council Chambers, City Hall.
- Planning Commission, 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10 and Wednesday, Oct. 24, City Council Chambers, City Hall.
- Transportation Advisory Commission, Special Meeting, 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, 221 E. Walnut St., Suite 210.
- General Plan Update Advisory Committee, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, Renaissance Plaza, 649 N. Fair Oaks Ave., 2nd Floor Room 203.
For more information, call (626) 744-7310, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.cityofpasadena.net/generalplan.
For more information about the City of Pasadena, go online to www.cityofpasadena.net.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2012, #070-12
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, email@example.com