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The City of Moorpark is pleased to announce the culmination of three years of community-driven planning for the City’s future: publication of the Draft 2050 General Plan and accompanying Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).  This represents the city’s first comprehensive update of the General Plan since 1992. Using Year 2050 as a benchmark, the Plan defines the community’s vision of the city for the next three decades and provides goals, objectives, policies, and specific implementation measures that will direct the City’s policies towards attaining the vision.

Background

The 2050 General Plan was prepared over a three-year period and was shaped by an extensive outreach process that engaged community members and decision-makers at every stage of the planning process. Development of the Plan was guided by a volunteer General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) comprised of 16 community stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. Based on recommendations from the GPAC and community at-large, the Vision Statement guiding the development of the Plan’s goals and policies was approved by the Moorpark City Council on February 3, 2021, and the Preliminary Land Use Plan Concept on February 2, 2022.

The 2050 General Plan is presented in 10 chapters, called Elements. These address specific topics of interest of the community and those required by State law—land use, circulation, conservation, open space, safety, noise, housing, and environmental justice—as well as one additional topic of local importance to the community—economic development. As Housing Elements are required by State law to be updated more frequently than the General Plan, Moorpark’s Housing Element is published under a separate cover to facilitate revisions compliant with State housing law.

Draft 2050 General Plan Available for Review

Community members are invited to review the Draft 2050 General Plan embedded at the bottom of this page, and to add comments for consideration by the City’s Planning Commission and City Council when they review the document for approval and adoption in the Spring of 2023.

Instructions for Commenting

Scroll to the bottom of this page to view the document. Click anywhere on the document to add a comment. Due its large file size, the document is separated into sections – use the buttons at the top of the document to navigate between Elements, enter full-screen mode, or search. The Draft 2050 General Plan can also be downloaded for review or printing by clicking on the download button at the top of the document just to the left of the search bar, or through this website’s Resources page under the heading “Plan and Policy Development”.

Future Outreach Opportunities

A Public Workshop will be held on February 16, 2023 where the project team will provide an overview of the General Plan and will be available to answer questions and accept public comments. 

The DEIR will be available for a 45-day public review from Thursday, December 22, 2022, through 4:00 P.M. on Monday, February 6, 2023. Volume I and Volume II of the DEIR and the Notice of Availability can be found here and in the Resources section of this website under the heading “Plan and Policy Development”. More information on how to review the DEIR and provide comments can be found on the City’s web page at: https://moorparkca.gov/568/Environmental-Documents.

Additional meetings will be announced in January to provide the public, Planning Commission, and City Council with an orientation to the 2050 General Plan and opportunities for public participation.  As with all efforts associated with this project, community input is critically important.  We appreciate your engagement and review.  Please send any questions to [email protected]

Draft 2050 General Plan

Community members are invited to review the Draft 2050 General Plan document embedded below. Click anywhere on the document to add a comment. Use the buttons at the top of the document to navigate between Elements, enter full-screen mode, or search.

NOTE: Firefox users may experience issues navigating between sections – Chrome, Edge, or Safari web browsers are recommended.

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