To help carry out important City programs and policies, the City Council appoints City advisory bodies and works with community service districts.
The Planning Commission is composed of five citizens, appointed by the City Council, who help plan for the City’s growth, economic vitality and environmental quality. See below for a list of commission members and e-mails. The Commission reviews and makes final decisions on many types of planning applications, such as land use permits, subdivisions and environmental review. The Commission also makes recommendations to the City Council on planning applications that require Council approval. In addition, the Commission advises the Council on long-range planning matters, such as zoning and the General Plan. To see maps such as the General Plan and Zoning, click here.
General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC)
What is a GPAC?
The General plan Advisory Committee (“GPAC”) is a 32-member ad hoc committee established by the City of Jurupa Valley as a part of the process for the new Interim General Plan. GPAC served one of the primary channels for the community to make recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council on the new General plan. GPAC's recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council included general plan principles, community needs, issues and goals, and helped to define a vision for the future of this new City. GPAC considered what Jurupa Vallley citizens, business and property owners say they want in their City and how this can be translated into a set of compatible, consistent, long and short-range City goals. Through its recommendations, GPAC helped make these goals a part of the decision-making process, recognizing that the determination of what items are included in the General plan ultimately rests with the Planning Commission and the City Council.
The role of the Jurupa Valley General Plan Advisory Committee
To fulfill its responsibilities, the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) assisted with the creation of the 2017 General Plan. GPAC met monthly during 2015, culminating in endorsing a Draft Community Values Statement that describes fundamental goals and desires of Jurupa Valley residents. To see the Draft Values Statement, click here. The draft was reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission and City Council. These fundamental values helped to guide the preparation of the Interim General Plan and describe what is most important to the Community. At its monthly meetings, GPAC members reviewed General Plan topics, including Land Use, Open Space and Conservation, Circulation, Safety, Noise, Air Quality, Healthy Communities, Economic Development and Housing. The Committee completed its work in December 2015, forwarding its final report to the City Council and Planning Commission.
For more information about the GPAC or how to get involved in the general plan process, contact Mary Wright, Program Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.