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Rio Vista 2045 – General Plan Update

Overview of the General Plan Update  


The City of Rio Vista General Plan Update is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of Rio Vista.

Rio Vista’s General Plan was last comprehensively updated in 2001. Since then, the City updated the Housing Element in 2014 as required by State law, and other elements of the General Plan have been modified through minor amendments.

This effort provides:

  • a timely opportunity for the City to review the General Plan as a whole,
  • reassess its effectiveness, and
  • provide a framework for decision-makers to establish goals and policies that will guide Rio Vista in realizing its future vision.

During the updating process, the City will gather input from the public and stakeholders to consider many topics including land use, circulation, housing, safety, and downtown design elements. This process will ensure that Rio Vista continues to thrive and advance as a small city.  

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General Plan Working Group Meetings

Regular Meeting
January 11th, 2024
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Regular Meeting
November 2, 2023
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Regular Meeting
October 5, 2023
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Regular Meeting
September 7, 2023
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Regular Meeting
August 3, 2023
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July Meeting Cancelled
Regular Meeting
June 1, 2023
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Regular Meeting
May 4, 2023
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Regular Meeting
April 6, 2023
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Regular Meeting
March 2, 2023
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Regular Meeting
February 2, 2023
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Regular Meeting
December 1
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Regular Meeting
November 3
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Regular Meeting
October 20, 2022
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Regular Meeting
September 15, 2022
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Regular Meeting
July 7, 2022
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Regular Meeting
May 5, 2022
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Regular Meeting
April 07, 2022
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Regular Meeting
Mar 03, 2022
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Regular Meeting
Feb 03, 2022
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Joint Special Meeting
Jan 25, 2022
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Regular Meeting
Jan 06, 2022
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Amended Meeting
Dec 09, 2021
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General Plans focus on long-term goals and policies and looks at least 20 years into the future.


What is a General Plan?

The General Plan is a regulatory document that provides a framework for decision making by establishing goals and policies to guide a community in realizing its future vision.

California Government Code Section 65300 requires the legislative body of each city to adopt a comprehensive, long-term General Plan for the physical development of the community and provides a list of topics that must be addressed by the general plan.

City councils and planning commissions use the goals and policies of a General Plan to make decisions regarding land use, housing, mobility, infrastructure, and open space and recreation needs.

Timeline for Completion 

The General Plan Update will take about 18 months from initiation to adoption. The following timeline shows the key tasks and milestones of the project:  

  1. Background Analysis: Fall 2021-Winter 2022
  2. Listening & Visioning: Spring 2022
  3. Develop draft General Plan: Spring-Summer 2022
  4. Prepare Public Draft General Plan: Fall 2022-Winter 2023
  5. Review & Adopt General Plan: Spring-Summer 2023

What the General Plan Contains

General Plan Vision

The Rio Vista vision statement will serve as the foundation for all goals and policies contained within the General Plan. The vision serves as the “common ground” from which all decisions are made, and it identifies priority areas where resources should be focused to ensure that our City continues to be a great place to live, work, and play.

Contact Information 

Please contact us below with questions or comments.


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