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Long Range Planning 

The Long Range Planning section is responsible for developing plans, policies and programs designed to guide the physical design and development of Sacramento. Long-Range Planning works with local residents, neighborhood and business groups, developers, and other community stakeholders to help the City achieve its goal to become the most livable city in America.

Key initiatives and activities for the Long Range Planning Department includes

  • Updating and implementing Sacramento's General Plan, which guides future land uses and development in the city.
  • Updating the Housing Element of the General Plan. State Housing Element law (Government Code Sections 65580-65589.8) requires each local government to review and update the Housing Element of its General Plan at least every five years.
  • Preparing and updating Community Plans for different areas of the city.
  • Preparing plans for specific opportunity areas within the city. These plans may focus on economic or employment development, neighborhood design or enhancement, transit, mixed uses, or a combination of these.
  • Preparing, updating, and implementing the City's Climate Action Plan.
  • Managing infill development and new growth opportunities, such as annexations, in the city.