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Today is the first day you can comment on the draft general plan update

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Alhambra , CA United States

The City of Alhambra has released its draft general plan update and accompanying draft environmental impact report for the public to review and comment on.

The general plan is a policy document that lays out guidelines for what kind of city Alhambra wants to be, said Joe Power of Rincon Consultants during a presentation at a City Council meeting on July 23. General Plans are usually updated every 20 years. Alhambra’s current general plan is around 30 years old.

The general plan is required to contain guidelines on land use, mobility, quality of life, resources, services and infrastructure and health and safety. The plan does not contain information about housing or the 710 freeway, Power said.

Public comment period will run from Aug. 3 to Sept. 18. People should send their comments to generalplan@cityofalhambra.org for official consideration.

The city is hosting a community meeting to gather input on Sept. 11 at the Alhambra Civic Center Library. The planning commission is expected to vote on the new general plan on Nov. 19. City Council could adopt it as early as January of next year.

After that, Alhambra will work on updating its zoning code, its housing plan and alternatives to finishing the 710.

Read the draft general plan here.

The Alhambra Source plans to cover various aspects of the draft general plan during the comment period and hearing process. Keep an eye on this space for more information.

Updated August 6, 2018 to reflect information from Alhambra’s City Council meeting on July 23.

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