General Plan

The City of San Leandro's General Plan was adopted by the San Leandro City Council in May 2002. The plan is the result of hundreds of hours of public meetings and the collective efforts of individuals from throughout the community. The Plan was updated in 2011 with the Certification of the city’s new Housing Element.

The plan is comprehensive, providing a framework for the city's physical, economic, social and environmental development, and addresses all geographic areas within San Leandro. The plan is also long-range, looking ahead to 2015 and addressing issues that must be resolved as San Leandro faces the future, while at the same time presenting policies that guide day-to-day decisions.

The document is general enough to respond to new trends and unexpected changes, but specific enough to inform residents, businesses, staff and city leaders about policies for development of individual properties.

The San Leandro General Plan received two prestigious awards in 2002 from the American Planning Association:

  • Best Comprehensive Plan for a Small Jurisdiction
  • First Place, Northern Section and Statewide

The City is currently undergoing a public planning process to update its General Plan. For more information about the current planning process, please go to the General Plan Update website at www.sanleandro2035.org. The website provides information including background on the General Plan, upcoming public meetings for citizens to take part in, and an innovative online feature called Virtual City Hall for citizens to more conveniently provide feedback to the City about important growth, planning and land use issues for the future. 

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