A General Plan consists of seven required “Elements” or
chapters. These “Elements” describe the Goals, Policies, Objectives, has
regarding that particular topic, as well as methods of Implementation
the County will use to attempt to meet those goals. The seven required
- Land Use
- Open Space
If it chooses to, a jurisdiction can add
“Optional Elements” if there is an issue that is of special importance
to the community. In Yuba County’s current General
Plan, there is an “Agriculture Element” due to the elevated status
agriculture holds in the community.
Designates the location, general intensity, and use of the land for
agricultural, housing, commercial, industrial, public facilities, open
space, and other uses. This element includes a Land Use Map that shows
the distribution of the various land uses.
Indicates the location in the County for existing and proposed roadways,
and identifies bikeways, railroads, transit, and other mobility systems.
This element is correlated to the Land Use Element.
Identifies the community's housing
needs and provides strategies for the production of housing for current
and future residents of Yuba County.
Addresses the conservation and utilization of natural, cultural,
historical, and archeological resources within the community, including
water, soils, minerals, air quality, as well as plant and animal
Identifies open space resources in the community and strategies for
protection and preservation of these resources.
Identifies existing and potential noise sources within the community and
strategies to minimize the exposure of residents to noise and to
mitigate noise impacts to the extent feasible.
Plans for the welfare and safety of the citizens and their property by
identifying and mitigating potential effects of natural and man-made
disasters, including, but not limited to, flooding, fires, geologic
hazards and hazardous materials.
Identifies agricultural resources in the community and strategies for
protection and preservation of agriculture. Promotes the County's
desire to support the economic viability of the agricultural economy and
implement ways to minimize conflicts on the urban-agricultural edges.