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.

downloadFollowing 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

 Documents Previously Published

Project Status

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 InitiationComplete
2. Issues Assessment and OutreachCommunity Survey Complete
3. Vision Statement and Guiding PrinciplesComplete
4. Alternatives: SOI Expansion, Key Issues and OptionsComplete
5. Preferred Plan and Key PoliciesComplete
6. Draft General PlanComplete
7. Draft and Final EIR

Draft EIR, Published July 8, 2020
Final EIR Published Feb 17, 2021

8. Hearings and Adopted General Plan

Planning Commission March 9, 2021
City Council  - TBD

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.