Community Planning Advisory Councils


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Information for CPAC Members:

 Cool Tools
CPAC Training Materials 2013 & 2014:
In March of 2013 and 2014 training sessions were held for all CPAC members, to review CPAC roles, procedures and legal requirements and provide updated information resources.  The materials from both meetings are linked below.
Procedural Information for CPAC members
 Informational Presentations 

Past Meeting Agendas  


General Information on CPAC Role and Process

CPAC Role - The Community Planning Advisory Councils were created in the unincorporated County to facilitate and encourage direct citizen participation early in the planning process when it is easier for project proponents and decision-makers to respond to public concerns. The primary purpose of the CPAC is to gather community response to proposed projects. The projects reviewed range from broad policy questions that apply countywide, to small development projects of local interest.  Entitlements reviewed include General Plan and Zoning Code amendments to plans, zoning matters and use permits.
CPAC Process - During a meeting, project applicants will be asked to give a project presentation to the CPAC and audience. The council will ask questions and express any of their concerns. After, the audience will be asked for input on the project. General public response/specific concerns will be recorded in the CPAC minutes and forwarded to Planning and Environmental Review for staff report inclusion to the hearing body(s).
CPAC Follow-Up - Citizens should be aware that CPAC minutes usually report simple public responses and do not provide detail. Therefore, citizens may want to provide input directly to the subsequent hearing body(s) through letters/public testimony during the hearing. Note: CPACs are advisory only and do not make final decisions. CPAC recommendations, however, are carefully weighed by the final decision-making bodies.
To determine the Community Planning Advisory Council related to a project, view CPAC Boundaries Map. 
Links to webpages with past/present agendas and specific CPAC minutes:


Archived Documents for Previous CPACs

  • Florin-Vineyard Gap Limited duration joint meeting of the Vineyard and South Sacramento CPACs to deliberate on the Florin-Vineyard Gap project.
  • Franklin/Laguna  This CPAC was disbanded upon absorption of the area by the City of Elk Grove.