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COMMUNITY INPUT NEEDED: Alpine Community Plan Update Preliminary Draft Goals and Policies Changes

Alpine Community Plan Update Stakeholders (Residents)


The County is requesting public comment on preliminary proposed changes to the existing goals and policies of the Alpine Community Plan (originally approved December 1979, with minor updates through December 2016). The update of goals and policies is one part of the overall Alpine Community Plan Update. Additional changes will include updates to the land use and mobility maps (based on findings of the infrastructure feasibility analysis), design guidelines, and community plan text/narrative.


Goals/policies materials for review can be found on the project website:


A hard copy binder of the materials below will also be available for review and/or photocopy (at the reviewer’s expense) at the Community Resource Area at the Alpine Library.


To aid in your review, County staff have prepared the following resources:

  1. A Goals & Policies Update Overview document. This document provides some helpful guidelines and tips for commenting on the text of goals and policies.
  2. A Microsoft Excel version of the Goals & Policies Review Matrices file with four tabs:
    1. Policy Comment Tracking Sheet. Includes all existing and proposed goals/policies, along with relevant General Plan goals/policies references and notes/recommendations/justifications from County staff and the CPG steering committee for each proposed change. This file/tab is the preferred location for the recording of stakeholder comments.
    2. Header Description. Includes a description of each column in the Policy Comment Tracking Sheet
    3. GP Policy Text. Includes the full text of each referenced General Plan goal/policy from the Policy Comment Tracking Sheet tab, sorted by General Plan element and number.
    4. Includes an explanation of all acronym abbreviations used on the first tab.
  3. An Adobe PDF version of the Goals & Policies Review Matrices file. In the PDF version, the four tabs are converted to bookmarks accessible through the viewing pane on the left side of the screen (look for the small triangle/arrow and click, then choose the bookmark icon).
  4. A strike-through/underline version of the proposed changes. This format is typical of code changes and includes both the existing and proposed text. The content of these changes is the same as presented in the Policy Comment Tracking Sheet, but is presented in this alternate format for ease of review. Changes are noted in the following manner:
    1. Black text: existing text to remain/be incorporated into revised document
    2. Black text, strikethrough: existing text to be deleted/replaced
    3. Blue text, underlined: proposed new text
    4. PLEASE NOTE: This format is not the format of the final document, and no updates beyond those to goals and policies are reflected (e.g. maps, titles, section numbering/formatting, etc.). Please do not provide comments on these non-goal/policy items as they will be revised separately at a later date.


If you do not have a program that can view PDF files, you can download the free Adobe Reader program here:


The review period for comments on the preliminary goals and policies is from Wednesday, February 28th through Wednesday, March 14th. Instructions for submitting comments are below. The final set of goals and policies will be presented, discussed, and voted upon by the Alpine Community Planning Group at a publicly noticed meeting at a future meeting (date not yet set).


Comments received during the public review period will be considered for incorporation into the goals/policy language. Reviewers are encouraged to be mindful of the parameters spelled out in the “Goals & Policies Update Overview” document to ensure their comments are appropriate to the scope of the community plan and the jurisdiction of the County.


It is preferred that comments be submitted electronically in the provided Excel file to ensure legibility and speed the consolidation/review of comment by County staff. Handwritten comments (either scanned or mailed to the County) will be accepted, but are not preferred. In either case, please use the last column in the Policy Comment Tracking Sheet to record your comments. If necessary, you can provide comments in other formats, but it is very important that you provide the corresponding element name, type (goal or policy) and number of the goal/policy you’d like to comment on. Proposed new goals/policies can be labeled with just a type (goal/policy) and proposed text.


Please submit all electronic comments through the project email (also listed on the project website):


If submitting hard-copy comments, please mail to:
County of San Diego
Planning and Development Services
Attention: Robert Efird
5510 Overland Avenue, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 92123


Next steps include the previously mentioned Community Planning Group meeting to discuss and seek recommendation of the consolidated changes. Concurrent to the work on goals and policies, the County and its consultant team are synthesizing input received to date in the formation of plan alternatives for consideration by the community. These alternatives, and the accompanying analysis of each, will be presented at our next public workshop in May 2018 (exact date TBD). At this workshop the public will provide input on their preferred direction and the plan will move into Draft stage.


Thank you for your continued participation and we look forward to your input!


Submitted By:
Robert Efird, AICP, LEED Green Associate
Use/Environmental Planner
County of San Diego
Planning & Development Services| Advance Planning Division
5510 Overland Avenue, Ste. 310 | San Diego, CA  92123
Phone: (858) 495-5463 |

2 comments to COMMUNITY INPUT NEEDED: Alpine Community Plan Update Preliminary Draft Goals and Policies Changes

  • Ann

    I agree with Mary Harris! It seems they don’t want anyone to know what is being decided for OUR community in which we all contribute to.

  • Mary Harris

    It would be nice if the county could have made this more user friendly

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