General Plan


Planning and zoning in the City of South Lake Tahoe is guided by the City's General Plan, which is implemented through Plan Area Statements and Community Plans. The City Council adopted an updated General Plan on May 17, 2011.

What is a General Plan?

A general plan acts as the "constitution" for making rational decisions regarding a city's long-term physical development. The general plan expresses the community's development goals and incorporates public policies relative to the distribution of future public and private land uses. California State law requires that each city adopt a general plan "for the physical development of the City and any land outside its boundaries which bears relation to its planning." Typically, a general plan is designed to address the issues facing the City for the next 15-20 years.

Where can I view all the documents, including the General Plan?

A comprehensive collection of all of the documents involved in the preparation of developing the General Plan can be found on the General Plan Update website, which includes all of the environmental documents.

If you only want to review the General Plan, you can do so by following the links below to each section: