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.

Cotati Public Review Draft Housing Element - April 2015

Last updated: April 17, 2015

The Public Review Draft Housing Element, a focused update to the Housing Element of the City’s General Plan, is available for public review and comment. The Housing Element is required by State law to identify and analyze existing and projected housing needs in order to preserve, improve and develop housing for all economic segments of the community, and demonstrate how the City will accommodate its fair share of regional housing needs. The City of Cotati is updating the Housing Element consistent with the requirements of State law. The Public Review Draft Housing Element includes a Housing Program, which establishes goals, policies, and implementation actions to address the City’s housing needs through 2022.

The Public Review Draft Housing Element addresses the following topics:
• Review and evaluation of the current Housing Element;
• Population growth and employment trends;
• Household characteristics;
• Housing costs and vacancy rates;
• New construction and special population housing needs;
• Resources available for housing production;
• Inventory of available residentially zoned land;
• Governmental and non-governmental constraints to housing production;
• Energy conservation measures; and
• Existing affordable housing developments.

Where to View the Public Review Draft Housing Element
Download the Public Review Draft Housing Element. The Public Review Draft Housing Element update may also be reviewed during normal business hours at the City of Cotati Community Development Department located at 201 West Sierra Avenue in Cotati.

All interested parties are invited to review the Public Review Draft Housing Element and express their opinions. Please submit written comments to: Vicki Parker, Community Development Director, 201 West Sierra Avenue, Cotati, CA 94931, or by e-mail to: vparker@cotaticity.org. The public comment period will close on May 18, 2015.

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.ci.cotati.ca.us/sections/departments/planning-documents.cfm - 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)

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