General Plan Update
Welcome to the City of Dixon General Plan Update website!
This website will serve as your one-stop shop for information about the City of Dixon’s General Plan Update project. This site provides up-to-date information, including a description of the project, studies and presentations completed so far, ways to participate, and contact information.
We invite you to take a look around and share your vision for the future of the city. Please check back often for updates on the planning process and to review draft documents.
News: The Public Hearing Draft General Plan 2040 and its Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) are now available for review and comment. The adoption hearings and process for the Plan has commenced. On March 9, 2021, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to review and make their recommendation to the City Council on the Draft General Plan 2040 and Final EIR. Following the Planning Commission’s review and recommendation, the City Council will review and take action on the General Plan update.
Following publication of the Hearing Draft General Plan 2040 on February 17, 2021, a minor error was discovered with the document, therefore an amended Draft Hearing General Plan 2040 has been published. See the "Memo Re Hearing Draft General Plan, dated 2.23.21" to see the corrections and the "Draft Hearing General Plan 2040, updated 2.23.21".
Documents for March 9, 2021 Planning Commission Hearing
- Planning Commission Staff Report for March 9, 2021 Meeting
- Draft Hearing General Plan 2040, Updated 2-23-21
- Memo RE Hearing Draft General Plan 2040 Amendment, Dated 2-23-21
- Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) (Published February 2021
- Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program - MMRP (Published February 2021)
- Notice of Availability/Public Hearing Notice – (Planning Commission Meeting of March 9, 2021)
Documents Previously Published
- Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) (Published July 2020)
- View a fact sheet with information about the General Plan process (PDF).
The General Plan Update process consists of eight main steps. At this point, the Draft General Plan has been prepared, Environmental Review completed and the Planning Commission and City Council will review and consider its adoption at public hearings in spring 2021 Here is the project status for each:
|1. Project Initiation||Complete|
|2. Issues Assessment and Outreach||Community Survey Complete|
|3. Vision Statement and Guiding Principles||Complete|
|4. Alternatives: SOI Expansion, Key Issues and Options||Complete|
|5. Preferred Plan and Key Policies||Complete|
|6. Draft General Plan||Complete|
|7. Draft and Final EIR|
Draft EIR, Published July 8, 2020
|8. Hearings and Adopted General Plan|
Planning Commission March 9, 2021
At each stage, there are opportunities for community involvement and input. Community workshops are held for many tasks. Study sessions of the City Council and the Planning Commission, focusing specifically on the General Plan Update process, are held on a regular basis and are open to the public. Additionally, questions or comments about the plan and process are welcome at any time. Please see the Project Schedule for more information on the project timeline.
Dixon General Plan Community Survey Results
The City’s General Plan consultant, Dyett and Bhatia, has completed the compilation and analysis of the General Plan Issues Community Survey recently circulated to the community. The City received 282 completed survey forms, representing responses from almost 5% of Dixon households.
The survey helped to inform decisions as to the Vision and Guiding Principles for preparation of the new General Plan, which will guide Dixon’s development in to the future for the next two decades.
The consultant prepared a draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles for the General Plan and the Planning Commission and City Council reviewed and endorsed the Vision Statement and Guiding Principles.
The survey results compilation and analysis (PDF) is available to read.