Envision Contra Costa 2040 is a comprehensive update of the Contra Costa County General Plan, Zoning Code, Climate Action Plan, and Housing Element. The project began in September 2018, with adoption of the updated documents anticipated for the end of 2022.
State law requires each city and county in California to prepare and maintain a general plan. A jurisdiction's general plan serves as its "constitution" for decisions concerning land use planning and expresses a community's long-term vision for its future development. All decisions on planning matters (rezonings, subdivisions, use permits, etc.) must be consistent with the adopted general plan.