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Long-Range Plans

Long-Range Plans

On this page are listings of:

Types of long-range plans:

  • General Plan
    The General Plan is a policy document that establishes a vision for the future of Sonoma County. It prioritizes, organizes, and directs development and conservation. General Plan policies are implemented by specific standards and rules that exist within the County’s Zoning Ordinance, Area Plans, and Specific Plans.
  • Area Plans
    An Area Plan is a policy document that supplements the General Plan. It includes goals, policies and programs for a specific community, but unlike a Specific Plan, does not include specific zoning regulations or standards.
  • Specific Plans
    Specific Plans provide more precise development policies related to particular geographic areas.

Additional Long-Range Plan Definitions

Proposed Long-Range Plans

These are the proposed long-range plans that are being drafted as new plans or to update existing plans. They are in various stages of progress, and have not yet been approved by the Board of Supervisors.

Airport Area Specific Plan buttonComprehensive Tree OrdinanceEnvironmental Justice and Safety Element Update buttonEnvironmental Review Guidelines buttonSonoma County General Plan Update buttonHousing Element Update buttonLocal Coastal Program Update buttonSprings Specific Plan button

Adopted Long-Range Plans

These are the long-range plans that have been approved by the Board of Supervisors and are currently in effect.

Aggregate Resource Management buttonAgricultural Zoning OrdinanceArea and Specific PlansBicycle and Pedestrian PlanClimate Change Action ResolutionComprehensive Airport Land Use PlanSonoma County Community Wildfire Protection Plan buttonCurrent Local Coastal PlanSonoma County General PlanHazard Mitigation PlanHealthy CommunitiesHousing ElementSonoma Developmental Center