General Plan Guidelines



CA Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR)




The Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is statutorily required to adopt and periodically revise the State General Plan Guidelines (GPG) for the preparation and content of general plans for all cities and counties in California. The GPG provides guidance on SB 379, which requires local governments to include a climate change vulnerability assessment, measures to address vulnerabilities, and comprehensive hazard mitigation and emergency response strategy. It also provides guidance on climate change as it relates to General Plans, such as the role of CEQA guidelines in supporting GHG emissions reductions in General Plans, CEQA streamlining, and greenhouse gas emissions inventory, targets, and reduction measures.

Climate Impact Tags

Drought Extreme heat Flooding Sea level rise Temperature Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 1: Define, Explore, and Initiate Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies Phase 4: Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust

Resource Type Tags

Planning and policy guidance


Extent: California


Last updated: Aug. 11, 2022