The City of Mt. Shasta General Plan is a state required document that guides development and community investments. The plan should reflect the community values, local themes, regional challenges, and future opportunities which are developed through community engagement and planning theory and practices. It is important to hold the General Plan in high regard because it is the embodiment of the hopes and dreams of a community and state regulation requires that the plan be the basis for all City decisions.
The theme of the General Plan revision is “Spirit of Mt. Shasta”. The City of Mt. Shasta is located in an area with rich natural and cultural assets. These assets are a sense of pride and identity for our community. The Spirit of Mt. Shasta is the feeling we experience living, working, and playing in this beautiful part of California.
Public Engagement Events
The General Plan relies heavily on public input. The Planning Department will be hosting multiple opportunities for the public to give input on various topics.Show More
The City of Mt. Shasta invites all organization types to partner with the City during the planning process. There are a number of partnership options to fit your organization’s level of involvement.Show More
General Plan Basics
All General Plans follow a basic format to meet state requirements. The format and state requirements are set by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). OPR monitors and offers guidance to cities and counties on General Plans.Show More
General Plan Steering Committee
The City of Mt. Shasta Planning Commission has been charged to oversee the General Plan process for the next three years. The Planning Commission is a City Council appointed committee made up of seven members. The members are a mixture of city and non-city residents. The Planning Commission meet every third Tuesday of the month. Every Planning Commission meeting is open to the public. Planning Commission meeting information is readily made available to the public on the “Agendas and Minutes” page.
The Planning Commission will work directly with City Staff to construct public engagement events and draft a plan based on community needs.
Current General Plan
The City of Mt. Shasta approved the current General Plan in 2007. The 2007 General Plan focused on meeting state mandates and addressing the City vision found in the General Plan Issues and Administration Chapter.Show More