Considerable time has passed since the last comprehensive update of the City of Moorpark’s General Plan in 1986 and limited update in 1992. There are important challenges, opportunities, and emerging trends that need to be addressed to enable the General Plan to be an effective tool in guiding and ensuring that the future conforms to the visions and aspirations of Moorpark’s residents. The population has grown; lands have been developed, others have been conserved; and the composition, needs, and visions of Moorpark’s residents have evolved. Wider national and global changes also affect the City—the economy has fluctuated, housing costs have escalated, traffic has worsened, our climate is warming, and technological changes affect how we live and do business. The State has also enacted legislation that more aggressively directs cities to address these and other changes. It’s time for a community conversation about how we grow and where we’ll go!
General Plan implementation consists of shorter-term actions and programs to carry out longer-term General Plan goals and policies. Implementation actions in the General Plan can also be tied to the City’s annual Strategic Plan priorities.