General Plan Update
In 2010, a Draft General Plan Update began under the direction of a General Plan Update Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) appointed by the City Council. The CAC consisted of 15 community members appointed by the City Council, and six appointed members representing City boards and commissions and the Marin Commission on Aging. The CAC was tasked with identifying important community issues, providing input on General Plan policies, and encouraging community involvement in the General Plan Update. This process produced a draft document in 2011 that was set aside while the City completed the Larkspur SMART Station Area Plan, a planning document for the Larkspur Landing area that could inform the final General Plan Update. Information on the CAC review process and the draft elements approved by the CAC can be reviewed on the CAC webpage.
Ultimately, the City Council chose not to adopt the Station Area Plan. Following that decision, it was necessary for the City to focus on several other key planning processes, most notably updating and obtaining recertification of the City's Housing Element Update before returning to the General Plan Update. The City is now ready to resume the Update process. A steering committee comprised of two City Council Members and two Planning Commissioners has been appointed to assist staff in finalizing the Draft General Plan. Click here to subscribe to General Plan "Notify Me" Updates.