The Carpinteria General Plan and Local Coastal Plan (referred to together as the “General Plan”) is the primary planning policy document for the city. It represents the community’s collective vision for preserving and improving the quality of life in the Carpinteria Valley. The General Plan is required to contain the following seven elements: Land Use, Circulation, Housing, Conservation, Open Space, Noise and Safety. Each element includes a general discussion, identifies relevant issues, and provides objectives and policies to address these issues. Implementation policies are identified to provide direction for carrying out each element’s objectives.
The City of Carpinteria is updating its General Plan to respond to new regulations and trends and to better integrate the documents that govern the City’s planning.
Upcoming General Plan/Coastal Plan Update Committee - July 17, 2017