UPDATE: New San Pablo 'Open House' meeting added.
When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 2
Where: 13831 San Pablo Ave., Maple Hall Community Center
More: This 'Open House' style meeting is less formal and will not have a presentation; there will be topic stations with information about housing, land use, sustainability, and more that attendees can peruse at their leisure.
Do you ever wonder what Contra Costa County will look like 20 years from now? You have a chance to shape this future.
- Where will new housing be located, and what kinds?
- How can we improve traffic?
- How can we make our air cleaner and fight climate change?
- How can we make our communities more sustainable?
These are the kinds of things that will be addressed as the County updates its General Plan, a blueprint for future development, and its Climate Action Plan, a blueprint to combat climate change.
The Plan has been reconsolidated twice, once for 1990-2005 and again for 2005-2020. However, as the Bay Area and Contra Costa have grown over the past 28 years, conditions have evolved, and the General Plan needs to evolve as well. The updated General Plan will respond to current concerns about sustainability, environmental justice, and affordable housing, while carrying forward enduring County values like balancing growth and conservation.
The Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development is holding community meetings on the plan throughout the County, including several in West County. I'm helping facilitate these meetings, and hope to see you there.
This is a great chance to learn more, ask questions, and weigh in with our thoughts and ideas.