General Plan

The General Plan is a long-range planning document. It conveys a future vision of the City through policies and guidelines for land-use development, transportation, energy conservation, parks and public services; and shapes future budget decisions and allocations of resources for City services. The current City of Sierra Madre General Plan was adopted on June ll, 1996 by Resolution No 96-28.

General Plan Update

The City of Sierra Madre is updating its General Plan a document which includes a collection of policies and maps that defines what the city will look like and how it will be economically managed and developed over a long period of time. The General Plan guides the policy-making of city government. Every city in California has a General Plan, and it must include the background and the policies of seven elements: 1) Circulation 2) Conservation 3) Housing 4) Land Use 5) Noise 6) Open Space, and 7) Safety and Seismic Safety. A General Plan may also include other topics of local interest.

Sierra Madre's current General Plan dates to 1996. A General Plan should be updated periodically so that it remains a true reflection of the community's values and goals. The update process allows the City to reflect on challenges of the past, and use these experiences to shape new policy.

Draft General Plan Update Document as of May 11, 2015
(approved by City Council)

Draft General Plan Update Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) May 2015
(Hard copies available at City Hall and the Library)

Additional Documents

Questions or Comments?

Contact Development Services Department at (626) 355-7138, or Email