The City is seeking continued public input on long range planning policies, particularly land use, transportation, and open space, as the City moves forward with an update to its General Plan. A community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th Street. Participants will be asked to respond to real-time polls on important policy choices such as should the City consider new uses in its industrial areas or maintain these areas for manufacturing/warehousing? Should the City redesign major streets to make them more “pedestrian and bicycle friendly,” even if it means slower travel for drivers? Looking 20 years ahead, how can the city prepare for climate change?
This is the third in a series of four community workshops on the General Plan, which is projected to be completed in early 2016. The first two workshops focused on housing and updating vision statements in the existing General Plan. “The City faces a number of critical choices as it plans for its future. Input from our residents and businesses will help us develop long-range planning policies that work for everyone,” stated Mayor Pauline Cutter.
San Leandro is projected to add more than 5,000 homes and nearly 8,000 jobs in the next 20 years. The General Plan will provide maps, policies, and action programs to guide that growth while preserving the quality of the city’s neighborhoods and enhancing its business districts. Once the new Plan is adopted, it will guide decisions about growth, development, and conservation through the year 2035.
A fourth community workshop is planned for Fall, 2015. That meeting will focus on the review of draft policies and will provide a chance to “preview” the Draft Plan before it is published. Formal public hearings on the Plan will be held by the San Leandro Planning Commission and City Council in early 2016.
To learn more about the General Plan Update process or to provide feedback on line, please visit www.sanleandro2035.org. For additional information, or if translation services or reasonable accommodations for physically disabled persons should be needed at the April 30th community meeting, please contact Tom Liao, Deputy Community Development Director, at (510) 577-6003 or email@example.com. It is asked that accommodation requests be submitted at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
About San Leandro
One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 87,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity. In 2014, the City is welcoming new businesses by providing free business licenses for their first year of operation.
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