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General Plan

State law requires that all counties and cities adopt and maintain a “comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of the county or city, and of any land outside its boundaries which in the [county’s or city’s] judgment bears relation to its planning” (California Government Code Section 65300). State law further requires that general plans address a minimum of seven topics – circulation, conservation, housing, land use, noise, open space, and safety (California Government Code Section 65302).

The Laguna Woods General Plan was initially adopted in October 2002, following adoption of an Interim General Plan in January 2001, and reliance on planning by the County of Orange prior to and immediately following the City’s incorporation in March 1999.

Current General Plan Documents

2002 General Plan Documents