The General Plan is a policy document approved by the City Council. This document becomes the blueprint for the future of the City. Each section of the General Plan is called an element and there are some elements such as Land Use, Circulation, Open Space, Conservation, Health & Safety, Noise and Housing which are mandatory. The City of Redlands has chosen to adopt additional optional elements including Growth Management, Human Services, Economic Development and City Design & Preservation. Jurisdictions can add elements such as these at their own discretion.
General Plan Updates
Report on Redlands Community Vision (pdf - 1mb)
note: viewing the large maps in the General Plan requires an Adobe Acrobat Reader which may be downloaded for free
General Plan Amendment
From time to time individuals or the City may wish to amend the General Plan. The State of California allows this to be done up to four (4) times a year. Since the City is limited to four General Plan Amendments a year there is a special schedule. Please see any staff member of the Planning Division of the Community Development Department for the General Plan Schedule.
In order to process a General Plan Amendment one must complete an application and pay the required fees. For a description of the process see the Development Process Introduction page. As mentioned earlier, the reviews will include the Environmental Review Committee, Planning Commission, and the City Council who will take final action. A Socio-Economic Cost Benefit Analysis will only be required if the General Plan Amendment is linked to a Development Application.