Placer County has begun the process of updating its Tahoe Community/General Plans. The County’s Update will be coordinated with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s (TRPA) Regional Plan Update (RPU). Regulatory agency organizational chart
What is a Community Plan?
A community plan is a comprehensive, long-term general plan for specific communities within governmental jurisdiction boundaries. This plan conveys the fundamental values used to guide a community’s physical development, the “constitution for development.” California State Law requires that cities and counties prepare and adopt a community plan every 20 years. A community plan must include these seven required elements: Land Use, Housing, Circulation, Conservation, Open Space, Noise, and Safety. Community Plans within the Tahoe Basin must be consistent with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s (TRPA) Regional Plan Update (RPU).
How many Community/General Plans currently exist within the Placer County portion of the Tahoe Basin?
The County currently maintains nine Community/General Plans, including:
West Shore General Plan
Tahoe City Area General Plan
North Tahoe Area General Plan
Tahoe City Community Plan
Carnelian Bay Community Plan
Tahoe Vista Community Plan
Kings Beach Community Plan
Kings Beach Industrial Community Plan
North Stateline Community Plan
In an effort to develop more cohesive, user-friendly Planning documents, staff has explored a modified format to the Tahoe Community/General Plan Updates. Staff has proposed to consolidate the nine Plans into a single over-arching Community Plan policy document with four sub-planning areas proposed map
each with their own zoning ordinances and design standards specific to each Plan Area. TRPA has expressed concurrence with this approach and the County’s Board of Supervisors has directed staff to proceed with the modified format. Project Timeline
How does the public become involved in this process?
The public is encouraged to attend the Plan Area Team Workshops, Town Hall Meetings, the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission public hearings, the North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council, as well as contacting by phone, email, or mail the County staff:
How do I receive updates/notifications regarding this Plan Update process?
Contact Nicole Hagmaier
, or call her at 530-745-3117 and request to have your name included on the TBCP Update mailing list.