General Plan Amendments

The Sacramento County General Plan provides policies that guide growth and development in the unincorporated county through 2030.  The ​document is subject to public review and requires adoption by the Board of Supervisors.  

From time to time, the General Plan must be amended to make changes to accommodate public and private projects, to update information and policies, or to comply with State regulations. General Plan amendments may affect small portions of the plan, such as the modification of a single policy, or even the addition of a new General Plan Element. However, consistent with State law, mandatory elements in the General Plan may only be updated a maximum of four times per year.   

Periodically, the General Plan is comprehensively updated to bring it up to date and to clarify the County's direction for growth and development for the next 20 years.  The Board of Supervisors approved the last comprehensive General Plan update on November 11, 2011. Those amendments are now a part of the current version of the 2030 General Plan​.  

Pending General Plan Amendments

​​​The following proposed General Plan Amendments are currently in process:

None

​​Adopted General Plan Amendments

​​The following major General Plan Amendments  have been adopted since the comprehensive update: 

  
Elements Affected
  
  
Amendments to the Sacramento County Bicycle Master Plan (SCBMP)
Bicycle Master Plan
(Policy Plan)
1/24/2012
North Watt Avenue Corridor Plan
Circulation-Transportation Plan
7/17/2012
Cordova Hills
Land Use
Circulation-Transportation Plan
Bicycle Master Plan (Policy Plan)
1/29/2013Cordova Hills Archive Page
2013 Housing Element
Housing
10/8/2013Affordable Housing Ordinance Page
American River Parkway Plan
American River Parkway Plan (Policy Plan)
2/25/2014
Delta Protection Element
Delta Protection
Open Space
5/28/2014
Capital Southeast Connector
Circulation
Bicycle Master Plan (Policy Plan)
5/28/2014
Zoning Code
Land Use
7/22/2015Code Update Archive Page
Mather Field
Circulation-Transportation Plan
Land Use
7/26/2016Mather South Archive Page
SB-5 Floodplain Management
Conservation
Safety
Safety Element Background
12/13/2016SB-5 Amendment Archive Page
West of Galt
Land Use
4/26/2017
Clean-Up Package
Agricultural
Air Quality
Circulation
Conservation
Delta Protection
Economic Development
Energy
Hazardous Materials
Human Services
Land Use
Noise
Open Space
Public Facilities
Safety
9/26/2017
Safety Element and Safety Element Background Update
Safety
Safety Element Background
9/26/2017
Refer Land Use Proposals To The Military...
Circulation
Land Use
12/13/2017
Sacramento International ALUCP
Land Use
Noise
12/13/2017Sacramento International ALUCP Page
Fair Oaks Boulevard Complete Street Master Plan
Circulation-Transportation Plan
12/13/2017Fair Oaks Boulevard Complete Street Master Plan Archive Page

​Contact:

For general inquiries regarding the General Plan please contact Todd Smith at (916) 874-6918 or smithtodd@saccounty.net or John Lundgren at (916) 874-8043 or lundgrenj@saccounty.net​.