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Countywide Connection Newsletter | December 2017

The second issue of the Countywide Connection has been released!

Click here to read the full newsletter.

The newsletter provides a quick update on the project, highlights public input from regional and environmental scoping meetings, illustrates where growth is planned over the next 20+ years, and explains next steps for the EIR (environmental impact report).


As you know, the past two years included 75 public meetings with communities, agencies, businesses, and organizations to better plan and improve our county. Public feedback generated numerous land use changes, adjustments in policy direction, and refinements to Community Plans.  Below are key deadlines for public input on two aspects of the Countywide Plan.  The next opportunity for formal public input will occur later in 2018 when we release the draft Policy Plan and draft EIR.

  • December 15, 2017 | Draft Community Plans. Public comments are due on Draft Community Plans (look for revised Plans in early 2018).  Visit to view draft Community Plans and provide input.
  • December 31, 2017 | Regional Open House Survey. There is still time for you to tell us what is important to you as we update County policies.  Visit to take the survey.

We encourage you to share this newsletter with friends, family and colleagues so that they can keep up with the process, too! Click the image below to read the full newsletter.

Newsletters will be prepared periodically so that we can provide you updates with project progress and highlights at key milestones in the process.  Have suggestions for articles or topics for future newsletters? Let us know!

Countywide Plan Connection Issue #2


Policy Plan

What is it?

The Policy Plan is the component of the Countywide Plan that addresses the County’s General Plan and community plans for the unincorporated areas. The Policy Plan will also introduce a new approach to county planning by incorporating a Regional Services Plan for social services, healthcare services, public safety, and other services provided for incorporated and  unincorporated areas.  For more detail, click here or down below to see background and reference material.

When will it start?

The Policy Plan will be started in 2017 and a public review draft is expected to be available in 2018.  The Policy Plan will also be evaluated through a programmatic environmental impact report (EIR) in 2017/2018, with adoption expected in 2018.

The County will post drafts of the Policy Plan as they become available for the public’s review and input. Please check back here for progress.

Background and Reference Material

Draft Documents

(Coming in 2018)