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City of Vallejo
June 12, 2019

For more information: 

Michelle Hightower, Senior Planner, Michelle.Hightower@cityofvallejo.net, (707) 648-4506

SECOND COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE ON NEW ZONING CODE PROJECT

VALLEJO, CA – On Wednesday, June 19, the City of Vallejo will hold the Second Community Open House on the New Zoning Code Project, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the Vallejo Room of the John F. Kennedy Library, located at 505 Santa Clara Street.

In August 2017, the City of Vallejo adopted the General Plan 2040 as part of the Propel Vallejo Initiatives. The City has initiated the New Zoning Code Project as the final element of the Propel Vallejo General Plan Update Initiatives. The New Zoning Code Project includes a series of community open houses to solicit input and feedback. This Second Community Open House will seek input on the following questions:

  •  Have you ever had difficulty finding what you need in the Zoning Code?
  • Which existing regulations in the Zoning Code are of concern and why?
  • Does the Zoning Code need to do a better job explaining the meaning of words or terms? 

Community members can also provide input on Open City Hall by June 30, 2019.

Zoning establishes rules to make sure development and land use throughout the City will be consistent with General Plan 2040. The Zoning Code determines what can be built, where new businesses can be opened, and how business can change in the future.

The existing Zoning Code predates the new Propel Vallejo General Plan 2040 adopted by City Council in 2017 and updated in 2018, and California law requires that the City’s Zoning Code be consistent with the General Plan. The new Zoning Code will translate Vallejo’s General Plan 2040 into specific regulations to control land uses within the City and streamline the development review process, making it easier to live and do business in Vallejo. The process is scheduled to take 12 to 15 months to complete.

Following the open house, on Wednesday, June 19, the Planning Commission will hold a study session on the New Zoning Code, featuring Module 1, Terms and References, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in City Council Chambers, located at 555 Santa Clara Street.

To view the event flyer, click here. For more information on Propel Vallejo, visit propelvallejo.com. For questions, contact Michelle Hightower, Project Manager at michelle.hightower@cityofvallejo.net, or (707) 648-4506.


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About City of Vallejo

The City of Vallejo, California is located in the Bay Area. The City serves a population nearly 122,000 people with a full service operation that includes police, fire, water, community planning, public works and related professional administrative services. The city is home to a wealth of culture, attractions and events from the popular theme park Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, to museums, parks, music venues, art galleries and theatres. One of the great small towns of Northern California, Vallejo’s residents, businesses and City Council are working together to help make Vallejo a safe and clean place to live, work and to enjoy all the attractions and events. 

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