Workshop On New General Plan Guidelines Posted on February 20, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Fresno, Calif., ((February 20, 2017) – The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) will be having a General Plan guidelines workshop on Friday, February 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Fresno City Council Chambers, 2600 Fresno St., Fresno. OPR has been engaged in a thorough update of the General Plan Guidelines (GPG). The new GPG will include resources, data, tools, and model policies to help cities and counties update their general plans, and has been informed by extensive outreach and collaboration. A General Plan is the local government’s long-term blueprint for the community’s vision of future growth. OPR is responsible for updating the General Plan Guidelines – the “how to” resource for drafting a general plan. OPR also monitors general plan implementation with annual progress reports from cities and counties, and grants general plan extensions for qualified cities and counties. Elected officials, planners, practitioners, business leaders, developers and community members are invited to attend and learn about the updated guidelines, ask questions, and share their feedback. The workshop will give brief descriptions of the process of updating the guidelines, as well as the major updates made in each section, and the changes made based on public input. There is no cost to attend.