What is a General Plan?
Every city and county in California is required to have an adopted general plan to guide the long-term development of the community, prepared in accordance with detailed statutory requirements. State law mandates that the General Plan address seven mandatory topics or "elements". The law allows these topics to be organized in any fashion within the Plan and additional elements that are deemed to be locally important to a community may also be included. The Hemet General Plan contains 10 Elements or Chapters, including five optional elements, with the goal of providing policy guidance that maintains the community's vision for the future.