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The Community Development Department shall prepare, the Planning Commission shall approve, and the Council shall adopt a comprehensive, long-term General Plan for the physical development of the City and of any land outside the boundaries of the City which, in the judgment of the Planning Commission, bears relation to the future growth and development of the City and its planning. The General Plan thus adopted shall comply with the requirements of Articles 5 and 6 of Chapter 3 of Title 7 of the Government Code of the State as to form and the manner of adoption. Such plan as adopted shall be a policy guide to the Planning Commission and Council in implementing future development and long-term planning. Such plan may be amended as set forth in this chapter and shall not be considered a zoning law or specific zoning. The preparation of specific plants, the granting of zoning, and the authorization of zone changes after the adoption of such plan shall take into consideration the analysis, projections, and studies adopted as part of such General Plan. Zoning shall be consistent with the General Plan, as required by the provisions of Sections 65860 of said Government Code.
(§ 1, Ord. 436-NS, eff. April 25, 1974)