General Plan/Local Coastal Plan Update

The City of Carpinteria has embarked on a journey to update the General Plan/LCP over the next 2+ years. This entails targeted updates to the existing 2003 combined General Plan/LCP document. Specifically, to land uses in key areas including the Downtown, the Carpinteria Bluffs and the research industrial park. There will be 2 brand new elements of the General Plan: 1) the Climate Change and Resiliency Element, which will be based on the forthcoming Carpinteria Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan, and 2) the Healthy Community Element, a multi-disciplinary element that focuses on health in every policy.

The Plan

The City of Carpinteria General Plan/LCP is the primary planning document for the City and realizes the City’s vision of high quality of life, small beach town character, and natural resource preservation through the identification of issue areas, development of objectives, and policy implementation.

Current Information

For more recent meeting information than the archived information.

Sea Level Rise

The Final Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Project summarizes future impacts from sea level rise and outlines adaptation strategies and next steps for the City to take to address potential vulnerabilities. This Report will inform policy updates in the CLUP/General Plan Update. The Report is available to read online below.

Healthy Community Element

We are kicking off work on the new Healthy Community Element,

How to Get Involved

Your participation ensures your values are reflected in the updated General Plan/LCP. There are many ways to get involved. Your participation ensures your values are reflected in the updated General Plan/LCP. You can provide comments at public meetings and on work drafts described on this webpage.