The General Plan establishes the framework for decision-making regarding land use, housing transportation, infrastructure, resource conservation, parks and recreation, public safety, and equity. This framework includes a vision for Monterey Park supported by goals, policies, and implementation strategies.
Input from the community is essential to the development of the vision, goals, and policy statements. Using an intensive, inclusive, and creative community engagement process, the new General Plan will focus on achieving well-defined guiding principles for a wide range of topics. This General Plan program represents an opportunity for residents and the business community to share their ideas for the Monterey Park of tomorrow, both in terms of near-term actions and a long-term vision.
The City is updating the Land Use, Circulation, and Economic Development Elements to:
The Land Use Element update needs to be completed by July 2019 to enable it to be put to a community vote in November 2019. (Voter approval is required by City ordinance; parallel to the General Plan update, the City will be looking to eliminate the requirement for voter action for major land use proposals like a Land Use Element update.) Thus, Monterey Park 2040's most immediate charge will be to focus on land use policy. The Circulation Element and the Economic Development Element will be updated Summer/Fall 2019.