Welcome to the City of Cotati General Plan Update website. This website provides up-to-date information on the General Plan Update process. As the General Plan documents are prepared, they will be placed on this site. Information regarding upcoming workshops and meetings will be posted to this site, and following each meeting, the powerpoint presentation and any handouts will also be placed on this website.

General Plan Adoption and Certification of EIR

Last updated: August 11, 2015

On March 24, 2015, the City Council will certified the General Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and adopted the General Plan Update.    Links to relevant documents are provided below:

Adopted General Plan: http://www.cotaticity.org/city_hall/departments/community_development - This link on the City's website will be updated from time to time to reflect the General Plan with any amendments following the March 2015 adoption.

Adopted General Plan (March 2015)

Draft Environmental Impact Report and Appendices (September 2014)

Final Environmental Impact Report  (November 2014)

Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations  (November 2014)

Housing Element

Last updated: August 11, 2015

On May 19, 2015, the City Council adopted its current Housing Element, which addresses the 5th cycle Regional Housing Needs Allocation adopted by the Association of Bay Area Governments. The City's Housing Element was certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

Cotati General Plan Update

Last updated: March 11, 2015

Cotati's General Plan has not been comprehensively updated since its adoption in 1998. The General Plan is an important planning tool, and is required to by state law to be be updated from time to time. This comprehensive update will ensure that information in the General Plan is current and that the General Plan's goals, action items, and land use plans are consistent with the community's vision for Cotati's future. The General Plan Update will take approximately two years. Throughout the update process, community involvement is welcomed and encouraged. Workshops and meetings will be held on a regular basis and the public will be invited to comment on the draft General Plan elements and the environmental impact report.

Overview of Update Schedule 
Visioning WorkshopsComplete
Planning Commission WorkshopsComplete: October 2012
Background ReportCompleted Fall 2011
Housing Element
Draft complete and reviewed by HCD
Draft General Plan Goals and PoliciesPlanning Commission review complete: October 2012
Preliminary Draft General Plan
Complete:  April 2013
Draft General PlanSeptember 2014
Draft Environmental Impact ReportSeptember 2014
Planning Commission Consideration
January 2015/February 2015
City Council Consideration
March 2015