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General Plan

General Plan

Draft General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact
Report Now Available for Public Review

The City released the Draft General Plan and accompanying Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for public review on June 1, 2016.  The June 1 release starts a 45-day public review period for the DEIR which ends July 15, 2016.  To view the Draft General Plan and DEIR online, go to the General Plan Update webpage at http://www.sanleandro2035.org/documents/.  A paper copy of the General Plan and DEIR is also available at the Community Development Department in City Hall at 835 East 14th Street and at the San Leandro Main Library at 300 Estudillo Avenue. For more information, please contact Tom Liao, Deputy Community Development Director at tliao@sanleandro.org or 510-577-6003.

General Plan 2002

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

General Plan 2035 

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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