City of San Juan Bautista Community Plan
The Community Plan for the City of San Juan Bautista is intended to amend and add to the City’s current General Plan, the policy document that guides land use and development within the current City limits. The purpose of the Community Plan is to address land use and growth on the edges of the current city limits, and potentially expand those limits for both growth and preservation. Emphasis will be given to the South San Juan area.
The kick-off for community input and preparation of the Plan begins in March 2022, with a two-day workshop/design charrette scheduled for the first week of May 2022. The actual making of the Plan, including exploring growth limits (based on the efforts of the Urban Growth Committee), land use designations for areas outside the city limits, circulation and connectedness within the Community, design direction for new growth, available services, etc., will occur from June to September 2022.
Within the Community Plan process, we want to define the differences between a Sphere of Influence Boundary (LAFCO Law*), an Urban Service Area (LAFCO Law*), and an Urban Growth Boundary, and what the significance of each are. Once the definitions are understood, the Community will choose a path to implement one or more of these boundaries as envisioned by the Community.
We are looking for your ideas, thoughts, and input toward the preparation of the Community Plan. In the near future, you will be able to comment here and are encouraged to attend the upcoming workshop/design charrette the first week of May 2022. Further information on the workshop/design charrette date(s) and times will be posted here in April 2022.
*LAFCO Law – Cortese Knox Hertzberg Act (originated in 1985 and amended in 2000) established procedures for local government boundary changes or reorganization of boundaries, including City incorporations, annexation to City and Special Districts (including Sphere of Influence and Urban Service Boundaries) and consolidations.
Details regarding upcoming events will be posted here.
|Document Title||Date Posted|
|Urban Growth Boundary- Sphere of Influence AD HOC Committee Status||09/23/2022|
|Community Engagement Plan Report & Alternative SOI and Other City Boundary Maps||06/06/2022|
|Joint Planning Commission & City Council Workshop Flyer||06/06/2022|
|Glossary of Terms||Updated (04/28/2022)|
|May 2022 Community Charrette & Community Conversations||04/15/2022|
|San Juan Bautista Sphere of Influence Map, Urban Growth Committee, 2021||04/01/2022|
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2022
JOINT PLANNING COMMISSION AND CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP
As a follow-up to the boundary discussion that took place during the Community Design Charrette held in May, a joint Planning Commission and City Council Workshop will be held on Monday June 13, 2022 to discuss the following topics:
• Planning Area and Growth Boundaries (A Sphere of Influence Boundary)
• Land Use Types within the Planning Area
• Preservation of Community Character
A report and the maps can be found on the City of San Juan Bautista website at:
Joint Planning Commission and City Council Workshop Flyer:
Comments on the land use designations illustrated on the maps can be sent to:
The Workshop will be held on Monday, June 13th at 6:00 PM at the VFW Hall.
The VFW Hall is located at: 58 Monterey Street, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
TUESDAY, MAY 3 - THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2022
COMMUNITY CHARRETTE & COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS
CHANGE IS COMING TO SAN JUAN BAUTISTA - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
The City of San Juan Bautista is beginning an important program, initiated by the City Council, to complete the work that began with adoption of the 2035 General Plan. This program, entitled, “The San Juan Bautista Community Plan,” will identify where and how San Juan Bautista should grow to meet all of the policies of the 2035 General Plan. Through this program, it is likely that brand new General Plan policies and changes to existing policies will be created to guide preservation, conservation and future growth within and outside our current City limits.
The first and critical step of this important program is to talk together about key aspects of our community that are sure to be influenced by economic and cultural shifts in the broader region. We will acknowledge and prepare our response to these influences through fundamental General Plan policies.
COMMUNITY CHARRETTE* - WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 6PM - 8PM
LOCATION: SAN JUAN SCHOOL GYMNASIUM - 100 NYLAND DRIVE (ACCESS FROM THE ALAMEDA)
The Centerpiece of this important program is a Community Charrette where the program planning team and community will work together to develop ideas and strategies. This includes an overview of the plan development process, a presentation of the methods that will be used for collecting stakeholder input, and a discussion on healthy land use planning concepts and principles of good practice. This wiMll be followed by interactive mapping exercises where participants identify opportunities, challenges and flag concerns. Please consider taking part in this watershed community-wide discussion.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS - TUESDAY, MAY 3 - THURSDAY, MAY 5
LOCATION: CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 311 SECOND STREET
Between May 3 – 6, the project team will be hosting a series of Community Conversations that investigate key issues relevant to preservation, conservation and growth preferences. Each of these conversations will take place in Council Chambers at City Hall, 311 Second Street, and will be available online for those who wish to participate remotely. The conversations and preferences will lead to the preparation of a community plan.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION SCHEDULE & AGENDA
|TUESDAY, MAY 3||WEDNESDAY, MAY 4||THURSDAY, MAY 5|
|9AM - 11AM
|11AM - 1PM
Open Space Preservation
|11:30AM - 1:30PM
The Future of Growth
|3PM - 5PM
Mobility & Transportation
|3PM - 5PM
|3PM - 5PM
Living, Working & Playing
|6PM - 8PM
City Council Workshop
TUESDAY, MAY 3
● Economic Development in San Juan Bautista, 9AM - 11AM
This session looks at economic development, job creation, and how to support business owners, property owners, professional service organizations, and employers in delivering an economically-vibrant San Juan Bautista.
● The Future of Growth in San Juan Bautista, 11:30AM - 1.30PM
This session considers how to balance conservation with the demands and realities of growth, while protecting community assets for current and future generations.
● Living, Working & Playing in San Juan Bautista, 3PM - 5PM
This session examines the experiences of daily life from the point of view of residents, property owners, business owners, employers and workers, with an emphasis on how the community plan can meet the needs of current and future generations.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
● Open Space Preservation in San Juan Bautista, 11AM - 1PM
This session is focused on the historic and archaeological assets unique to San Juan Bautista, as well as the valued agricultural and open space preservation that are key to the community.
● Mobility and Transportation in San Juan Bautista, 3PM - 5PM
This session focuses on how people travel in and around San Juan Bautista. How will the general plan provide safe, convenient, healthy affordable mobility in the future? Whether people walk, bike, drive, or choose transit, how can San Juan Bautista be accessible to everyone?
THURSDAY, MAY 5
● Open House, 3PM-5 PM
The Open House offers a drop-in opportunity to meet the project team, provide comments, and input ideas that will inform the draft plan elements, and see results from the community charrette.
● City Council Workshop, 6PM
This meeting informs Council of the community planning effort, clarifies the work program, presents initial discussion points from the community meetings and charrette, responds to Council’s questions, and provides an opportunity for Council to input into the plan-making process.
If you have any questions about the plan development process, please contact:
Brian Foucht, Community Development Director,
Phone: 831-623-4661 x 20 / Email: ACM-CDDirector@san-juan-bautista.ca.us