The city's General Plan contains goals, policies, and actions that embody the city's approach for achieving the community's vision for its future. Goals identify physical, economic, environmental and/or social ends that the community desires. The policies are used directly to guide city decision makers and staff to respond by developing proposals and community actions.
In August 2011, the city released an updated General Plan, Environmental Impact Report and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. These important planning documents were updated to include 3 new topics: