Economic Development Element ED-3: Quality of Life

Only areas below are considered part of the General Plan.

Quality of Life
Goal
  • ED-3: A mix of land uses that generates a fiscal balance to support and enhance the community's quality of life.
Policies
  • ED-3.1: Incorporate short-term and long-term economic and fiscal implications of proposed actions into decision making.
  • ED-3.2: Establish a land use plan that is fiscally sustainable at buildout, because different land uses provide different fiscal balances (revenues in excess of the costs required to provide public facilities and services).
  • ED-3.3: Utilize the following parameters on general plan amendments that are not part of a city-initiated comprehensive amendment or update:
    • Because retail uses provide retail sales taxes and lodging uses provide transient occupancy taxes, they provide the most lucrative fiscal balance. No general plan amendment changing from a land use designation that permits retail uses or lodging uses to a land use designation that does not allow retail or lodging uses shall be approved except in conjunction with a development agreement or other legally enforceable obligation on the property owner(s) that requires the subject property generate the same or better fiscal balance for the city as it would have generated with a retail or lodging use.
    • Because office and industrial uses generate less demand for public facilities and services than residential uses, they provide a more lucrative fiscal balance. No general plan amendment changing from a land use designation that permits office or industrial uses to a designation that does not permit office or industrial land uses shall be approved except in conjunction with a development agreement or other legally enforceable obligation on the property owner(s) that requires the subject property generate the same or better fiscal balance for the city as it would have generated with an office or industrial use.
    • The city may require a fiscal impact analysis and mitigation of any negative fiscal impacts for any requested general plan amendment.