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General Plan Implementation and Adaptive Management Program (AMP) Reports

Report Purpose

The purpose of the City’s annual General Plan Implementation and Adaptive Management Program (AMP) Report is to ensure that the General Plan is being implemented effectively and towards achievement of its Vision, and to provide an opportunity through adaptive management for timely policy and implementation action adjustments.

Report Focus

The annual Report has undergone continuous development and revision with the content and format varying to highlight pressing topics and issues expressed by City Council and the Planning Commission. In April 2018, staff met with the Planning Commission to discuss the focus of the Report and recommended a review of the General Plan against the OPR’s newly released guidelines, with a focus on resiliency. This topic is timely given new state statutory requirements for general plans and the fire and debris flow disasters experienced in the community over the winter of 2017 and 2018. As discussed with the Planning Commission, the other focus of the report is growth management (nonresidential and residential development), including a robust analysis of housing development activity and trends. The residential development activity discussion in the GP and AMP Report replaces the annual Housing Development Activity Report that was formerly presented in the Joint City Council/Planning Commission work session in the spring.

Report Attachments

The 2018 Report also includes the:

  • 2011 General Plan Certified Final Program EIR 2018 Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program Report
  • 2012 Climate Action Plan 2018 Implementation Status Report
  • 2018 Climate Change Report, which includes a summary of climate change legislation, forecasted future effects, and sea level rise studies

Public Meeting Schedule

Planning Commission

Staff will present the full report to the Planning Commission on October 18, 2018. The staff report can be found here.

Joint City Council and Planning Commission Work Sessions

For the last several years, semi-annual joint work sessions of the City Council and Planning Commission have been held to discuss and prioritize the Planning Division's workload and, more recently, evaluate progress toward implementation of the 2011 General Plan. The primary topic for the Fall 2018 work session will be to review and prioritize, and identify potential funding sources, where necessary, for the Planning Division's major work efforts. Staff will also briefly report on the 2018 General Plan Implementation and Adaptive Management Program (AMP) Report.

The fall work session of the City Council and Planning Commission will be held October 25, 2018. The Council Agenda Report can be found here.

Staff Contact

For any questions on the City's General Plan Implementation and Adaptive Management Program Report, please contact Dan Gullett, Principal Planner (

Download Links

The General Plan Implementation and Adaptive Management Program Reports can be viewed by following these links:

2015 UCSB Project

Using the organization of the President's Task Force regarding recommendations on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, UCSB Intern, Adena Merabi, cited existing City Program efforts on climate preparedness and resilience which are in alignment with the Task Force recommendations.

Useful hyperlinks act as an index to climate action-related program activities. Click here to read Adena Merabi's timely report.

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2019
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