A requirement related to the General Plan update is compliance with SB 1000, the Planning for Healthy Communities Act, passed in 2016. SB 1000 requires the County General Plan to address environmental justice in Impacted Communities in the unincorporated area of the county.
The County prepared the initial draft of the General Plan environmental justice goals, policies, and actions in October 2020. Between November 2020 and February 2021, the County reached out to community members to obtain feedback on the draft environmental policy guidance.
Following this outreach, the County prepared revised draft environmental justice policy guidance to reflect the feedback received from Impacted Community members and advocates, as well as additional input from County staff from various departments. Check out the revised guidance at the link below!