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.
The Spirit of Mt. Shasta Region: Building Resilience Workshops
The City of Mt. Shasta will host two days of workshops centered on disaster planning and long-term vision for the Mt. Shasta Region. The workshops will focus on areas around Mt. Shasta including the City of Mt. Shasta, City of Dunsmuir, and McCloud.
Wednesday, March 7th 6PM – Registration (FREE)
Thursday, March 8th 8AM to 4PM – Registration (FREE)
General Plan 101 Educational Workshops
The General Plan 101 will cover what a General Plan is, why it is important to a community, and what a General Plan revision includes
Additional education workshops may be presented at other community meetings. To request a special presentation, please contact the Planning Department.
Mt. Shasta Vision Survey
The second public engagement opportunity for the public is to take the City of Mt. Shasta Vision Survey. The survey asks the public their opinion of the community’s character, challenges, and opportunities. A press release and survey link will be announced in the next few weeks.
The information gathered from the visioning survey will be used to create a new city vision and guide the rest of the General Plan process.
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.
An Outreach Questionnaire is available for organizations to request more information on some of the partnership options below:
- Advisory Board Member – advisory boards will be formed to address specific topics like conservation, water, etc. The advisory board will offer recommendations related to goals and implementation measures
- Cosponsor of a workshop – workshops will be held to collect public input on general and specific topics. If you have an upcoming plan renewal the workshops can be developed to benefit your organization and the City
- Data Collection Activities – volunteers will be trained in data collection to assist the City
- Technical Assistance – technical studies are essential for assessing topics within the General Plan
- Financial Assistance – organizations with grant program or other financial opportunities can help the City with pieces of the General Plan
- Grant Writing Expertise – organizations may wish to partner on grant applications
- Draft Document Reviewer – As the General Plan becomes more complete, document reviewer would be needed to check information
The City hosted an Organization Open House Friday, November 3rd. A copy of the information presented can be accessed here.
If you missed our open house or wish to learn more about the General Plan process feel free to contact the Planning Department to setup a special meeting.
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