Central Valley News: Modesto Adopts General Plan Update, Prepares for Second Round

Thursday, March 21, 2019

In recent weeks, the City of Modesto has adopted an update to its general plan. Last year, we joined with local advocates to make comments to the plan, and many of the concerns raised were adopted in revisions. A key aspect of our comments was that the proposed draft plan did not address environmental justice as required during general plan updates by state law, SB 1000. During the final revision process, language addressing environmental justice was added, but advocates did not have an opportunity to weigh in to urge stronger language before the plan was adopted by the city. However, the general plan will be opened up again later this year for a more comprehensive update, allowing advocates and the community another opportunity to strengthen the environment justice language, other with other elements of the plan.

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