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Quick Facts

True or False?
According to the Great Valley Center, 'Butte County generates more solar energy per capita than any other county in the U.S.'?  ANSWER HERE

More Quick Facts HERE

Butte County or Yosemite??
Answer:  Waterfall off Table Mountain in Butte County, photo taken by Dan Breedon, April 3, 2006

Recent Docs Posted



Welcome to the Butte County General Plan 2030 Website
(Last Update:

Adopted General Plan Amendments and Adopted Zoning Ordinance
(and updated maps)

Effective December 10, 2012
<posted 2012-11-07>  Our Journey is complete...The Butte County Board of Supervisors approved Butte County General Plan 2030 on November 06, 2012 on 5-0 votes.  This includes the certification of the Final Supplemental EIR, several General Plan Amendments (text and map) and a brand new Zoning Ordinance/Map. 
<posted 2012-10-30> The Butte County Board of Supervisors will consider the adoption of General Plan Updates, a NEW Zoning Ordinance and certification of a Final Supplemental EIR on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm in the Board Chambers.  There is a lot of information to cover, so please take some time to review this information and make sure your issues/concerns have been addressed.  This is THE ADOPTION HEARING for our 6 years worth of work.  We look forward to seeing you at the Hearing on November 6th at 1:00 pm in the Board of Supervisors Chambers...VIEW INFO HERE
<updated 2012-10-17> Planning Commission Meeting Staff Report & Attachments and POST MEETING NOTES - The Planning Commission completed their review of all the documents on September 27, 2012.  Their recommendations will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors at an upcoming meeting...TBA
<September 13, 2012> Final EIR Released...Also you can view the release of General Plan Amendments, Final Zoning Ordinance, Draft Supplemental EIR - View ALL Docs HERE

What's next in 2012 for General Plan 2030?
Step 1 - Check in with the Board of Supervisors on General Plan 'Clean Ups/Fixes', Ag to RR project and Environmental Document (February 14, 2012) - VIEW Staff Report <Board direction provided to staff completed on 2-14-2012 and information updated on this page to show the Board approved changes> <updated 2012-04-13>
Step 2 - Create and circulate the Environmental Document for General Plan 'Clean Ups/Fixes', Ag to RR project and Zoning Ordinance/Map (May-July 2012) -

Step 3 - Return to Planning Commission for review and recommendation (Sept 27, 2012 starting at 10:30 am...staff report POSTED)
Step 4 - Seek Board of Supervisors review of all documents and approval (Oct 23, 2012)

Zoning Ordinance Draft #3 Released
(released 11-16-2011)
The Draft Zoning TEXT was reviewed with the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, December 06, 2011 ... the meeting on the TEXT was continued to December 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm and concluded at 7:45 pm...staff was provided direction to commence work on CEQA for the Zoning Ordinance.  A list of changes is being developed...please check back.

The Draft Zoning MAP was reviewed with the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.  The Board of Supervisors made some changes to the Draft #3 Zoning Map and directed staff to commence work on CEQA for the Zoning Map - Here is a
Summary of the Draft #3 Zoning Map Actions by the Board of Supervisors

Zoning Ordinance Meeting Calendar

Gridley Area Issues (Ag/RR) Meeting -

Meeting - October 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm at the Manzanita School...more info posted 2011-11-01!!! (Meeting Package, Agenda, Maps)...

Special Meeting held Monday, November 29, 2010
More info | FAQs <posted 2011-01-25>

What's the General Plan 2030 Land Use AND Existing/Proposed Zoning for my property? Look it up RIGHT HERE!
Board of Supervisors Staff Report and Meeting Notes on 4 Draft Zoning Ordinance Policy Questions for the meeting of April 26, 2011 <updated 2011-06-13>

Board of Supervisors - General Plan 2030 Status Report - Update #93
Berry Creek Community Meeting held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 - MORE INFO

On Tuesday, October 26th, the Butte County Board of Supervisors adopted a new General Plan for Butte County - View Adopted Plan - Effective November 30, 2010

Butte Creek Canyon General Plan designations discussion...On April 13, 2010, the Butte County Board of Supervisors took action to change the designation of several parcels from FR to Ag in General Plan 2030 [more info]

What do the Board of Supervisors have to say about Butte County General Plan 2030?

Butte General Plan 2030/Board of Supervisors Special Meeting January 19, 2010 Part 1 AND Part 2 AND January 21, 2010 Part 1 and Part 2 from Butte County General Plan 2030 on VimeoView ALL MEETING VIDEOS.

GP 2030 Progress Chart | Updated List of Study Areas & Alternatives
Online Discussion Forum...ENTER HERE
People might wonder, 'what is staff up to?  we haven't seen anything produced recently.'  With this thought in mind, you can visit our new GP2030 Journal to discover the latest staff and consultant team efforts...and get a sense of 'what's next'.

Online Discussion Forum...ENTER HERE


Workshop Series #8 -
Key Zoning Issues
View latest BOS Update for Current Status


#8-4E - 2012-11-06 BOS
#8-3N - 2012-09-27 PC
#8-4D - 2012-02-14 BOS
#8-4C - 2011-12-13 BOS
#8-4B - 2011-12-06 BOS
#8-3M - 2011-10-13 PC
#8-3L - 2011-09-22 PC
#8-3K - 2011-09-15 PC
#8-3J - 2011-08-25 PC
#8-3I - 2011-08-18 PC
#8-4A - 2011-04-26 BOS
#8-3H - 2010-11-02 PC
#8-3G - 2010-10-21 PC
#8-3F - 2010-10-07 PC
#8-3E - 2010-09-30 PC

#8-3D - 2010-09-16 PC
#8-3C - 2010-09-02 PC
#8-3B - 2010-08-19 PC
#8-3A - 2010-08-05 PC
#8-2 - 2010-07-28
#8-1 - 2010-03-11 CAC


Workshop Series #7 -
DRAFT of Butte County General Plan 2030

#7-3/4B - 01-21-2010 PC/BOS
#7-3/4A - 01-19-2010 PC/BOS
#7-2C - 11-05-2009 CAC
#7-2B - 10-29-2009 CAC
#7-2A - 10-22-2009 CAC
#7-1 - 09-17-2009 Public Workshop

Workshop Series #6
Previous Workshop Series Meetings
Housing Element

#6-3/4B - 08-25-2009
Adoption of
Housing Element
Joint BOS/PC Meeting

#6-3/4A - 05-29-2009 PC/BOS Joint Meeting

#6-2 - 04-16-2009 CAC
#6-1 - 03-26-2009 Public Workshop

Previous Workshop Series #5 Meetings
#5-4B - 02-19-2009 BOS
#5-4A - 02-18-2009 BOS
#5-3C - 12-11-2008 PC

#5-3B - 11-14-2008 PC
#5-3A - 11-07-2008 PC
#5-2D - 10-23-2008 CAC
#5-2C - 10-16-2008 CAC

#5-2B - 10-09-2008 CAC
#5-2A - 10-02-2008 CAC

#5-1 - 09-08-2008 Public Workshop

Review of ALL Meeting Series Workshops

For background on the Project Meeting  Series, please view the details here

View our meeting history and summaries in our eBinder


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When you hear the phrase, Butte County General Plan 2030, we want you to know that this means the complete 3 fold project which is 1) A comprehensive update to the General Plan, 2) A completely new Zoning Ordinance, and 3) the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to support both projects.  You can get a sense of the Project Tasks and Meeting Series here.

This is the place where you can keep track of all of the happenings with this exciting, community process.  We've moved beyond 'Charting the Course' as we have now 'Set Sail' and are over 1/2 way to our destination (GP 2030 Progress Chart). 

Commitment:  We have a dedicated & committed staff, a quality team of Consultants (lead consultant DC&E), a talented & diverse Citizens Advisory Committee and a plan/timeline for success. 

Success:  The goal is to develop a new General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, consistent with the County's approved Guiding Principles, that accurately reflects the diversity of Butte County AND casts a vision for our future through the year 2030.  A good way to check our progress is to view our work products.

Tips for Finding Things:  The one place on this site to check to find out what is going on and what has happened is in the eBinder.  It is our chronology (of our journey) of all documents prepared to date and presentations provided.  It includes links to videos of important meetings.  Still can't find what you're looking for?  Try our Google Search Engine.

Have a question?  That's great, others probably are thinking the same thing as you, so please ask us right here.

Comments/Questions can be sent to staff at dsgeneralplan@buttecounty.net

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