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General Plan Update

Welcome to the City of Dixon General Plan Update website!

This website will serve as your one-stop shop for information about the City of Dixon’s General Plan Update project. This site provides up-to-date information, including a description of the projectstudies and presentations completed so far, ways to participate, and contact information.

We invite you to take a look around and share your vision for the future of the city. Please check back often for updates on the planning process and to review draft documents.

News: General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting January 30, 2017, 6:30 pm, Dixon City Council Chambers 600 East A Street.

The General Plan Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, January 30th.  Click here to see the agenda.

For a fact sheet with information about the General Plan process, click here.

Project Status

The General Plan Update process consists of eight main steps. Here is the project status for each:



1. Project Initiation


2. Issues Assessment and Outreach

Community Survey Complete

3. Vision Statement and Guiding Principles


4. Alternatives: SOI Expansion, Key Issues and Options

In Progress

5. Preferred Plan and Key Policies

To Be Scheduled

6. Draft General Plan

To Be Scheduled

7. Draft and Final EIR

To Be Scheduled

8. Hearings and Adopted General Plan

To Be Scheduled

At each stage, there are opportunities for community involvement and input. Community workshops are held for many tasks. Study sessions of the City Council and the Planning Commission, focusing specifically on the General Plan Update process, are held on a regular basis and are open to the public. The meetings of the General Plan Advisory Committee, a steering committee to advise on key General Plan issues and weigh in on critical decisions, are also held regularly and are open to the public. Additionally, questions or comments about the plan and process are welcome at any time. Please see the Project Schedule for more information on the project timeline. 

Dixon General Plan Community Survey Results

The City’s General Plan consultant, Dyett and Bhatia, has completed the compilation and analysis of the General Plan Issues Community Survey recently circulated to the community. The City received 282 completed survey forms, representing responses from almost 5% of Dixon households.

The survey will help to inform decisions as to the Vision and Guiding Principles for preparation of the new General Plan, which will guide Dixon’s development in to the future for the next two decades.

The consultant is currently preparing a draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles for the General Plan and these items will be brought to a meeting of the General Plan Advisory Committee in February and to a workshop session of the Planning Commission and City Council.

The survey results compilation and analysis is available to read
, click here.