Solana Beach holds series of public workshops to assess vision for future development

By Claire Harlin

Solana Beach City officials involved the public in a workshop July 18 to evaluate housing goals, policies and programs in relation to the creation of a general plan, a state-mandated document that will guide development and land use in the city for years to come.

The city is in the first phase of drafting this “blueprint,” which is meant to further the long-term vision for the community. A series of workshops serves to allow citizens to give their input on that all-encompassing vision.

Phase 1 has a large concentration on the housing element and its environmental review because the state mandates that the element be updated by April 2013. The housing element involves assessing projected housing needs and planning to serve all economic segments of the city.

The other two elements of Phase 1 — circulation and land use — do not have a deadline. Other elements of the general plan deal with climate change initiatives and transportation, among a number of other areas.

The workshop on July 18 focused on proposed goals and policies and how they would relate to hypothetical projects, said deputy city manager Wende Protzman.

“Going through this process will really help in evaluating the effectiveness of proposed policies for the best possible outcomes,” she said.

The city has added a general plan update section to its website, which can be seen at, at the top of the right column of the web page. Future workshops and updates will be posted on that page.

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