Joint Workshop of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research and Strategic Growth Council: 2017 Update to OPR’s General Plan Guidelines

APA California Chapter


Monday, September 25, 2017
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. PDT

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The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has been preparing a thorough update of the General Plan Guidelines (GPG). OPR is responsible for updating the General Plan Guidelines – the “how to” resource for drafting a general plan in California. The last update to the GPG was approximately 13 years ago. The updated GPG includes statutory references, planning resources, data, tools, and model policies to help cities and counties update their general plans. The GPG update was informed by extensive outreach and collaboration. OPR also monitors general plan implementation with annual progress reports from cities and counties. This session will provide members with an overview and interactive discussion of the key components of the GPG update.


Elizabeth Baca, MD

Dr. Baca is passionate about innovations to foster health and well-being. She serves as Senior Health Advisor in the California Governor?s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). She is engaged in innovation in the public sector to foster health through multiple projects including healthy planning, big data, and public-private ... Read More

Michael McCormick, AICP

Michael is leading efforts to implement the Governor’s goals around land use, climate change and organizational change, focusing at the nexus of high level climate and sustainability goals and local implementation. He also works on institutional transformation by leading the development of partnerships, tools, resources, guidance and programs that ... Read More

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