Butte County General Plan 2040
Complete Document (Large file - 91.4mb); individual chapters below
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The Butte County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on March 28, 2023, regarding the Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), adoption of Butte County General Plan 2040 with recommended revisions, Findings of Facts and Statements of Overriding Consideration, approval of the General Plan 2040 Action Plan, and adoption of the Upper Ridge Community Plan. The Board of Supervisors certified the FEIR, adopted Butte County General Plan 2040, adopted the Upper Ridge Community Plan and approved the General Plan 2040 Action Plan.
- Resolution No. 23-033 - Action Plan
- Resolution No. 23-034 - General Plan EIR
- Resolution No. 23-035 - Findings of Fact/Statement of Overriding Considerations
- Resolution No. 23-036 - Upper Ridge Community Plan
BUTTE COUNTY GENERAL PLAN 2040
The Butte County General Plan 2040 Health and Safety Element is consistent with and supportive of other County-led emergency management and hazard mitigation activities, including the County’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). In 2006, the state adopted Assembly Bill (AB) 2140, which added provisions specifying what is to be included in an LHMP and how to establish a linkage between a local jurisdiction’s LHMP and the Safety Element of their General Plan. AB 2140 requires a jurisdiction to adopt the LHMP into the Safety Element of the General Plan to be fully eligible for disaster relief funding under the California Disaster Assistance Act. The LHMP is discussed further in the Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness section of the Health and Safety Element.
- Complete Document (Large file - 90.8mb); individual chapters below
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (DEIR)
What Is a General Plan?
The General Plan establishes the community's long-term vision for the future, including where people in Butte County will live, work, shop, learn, and recreate. It guides all zoning and land use decisions within the unincorporated County. It will shape future housing, support job growth, foster healthy and resilient neighborhoods, protect and manage natural resources and agricultural lands, ensure community safety, and promote social and economic equity.
Setting & Trends Report
- Cover (PDF)
- Table of Contents (PDF)
- Introduction (PDF)
- Land Use (PDF)
- Population (PDF)
- Economics (PDF)
- Environmental Justice (PDF)
- Transportation and Circulation (PDF)
- Wastewater, Stormwater, and Solid Waste (PDF)
- Public Services (PDF)
- Recreation (PDF)
- Cultural Resources (PDF)
- Scenic Resources (PDF)
- Mineral Resources (PDF)
- Water Resources (PDF)
- Biological Resources (PDF)
- Energy (PDF)
- Air Quality (PDF)
- Noise (PDF)
- Hazards and Safety (PDF)
- Agriculture (PDF)
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions (PDF)
Butte County is in the middle of three other concurrent advance planning projects, including the Climate Action Plan Update, North Chico Village Plan, and the Upper Ridge Community Plan. Visit each plan's website below to learn more about what the County is doing and get involved to have your voice heard!