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Focused General Plan Update

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Aerial view of the City, Focused General Plan Update logo, and Words saying take our general plan survey 


Be a part of the process to update National City’s General Plan, the citywide “blueprint” document that guides future growth and investments. Key topics include housing, land use, transportation, safety, and climate change. Get involved…

1) Take a survey! Complete the survey here in English or here in Spanish (en Espanol). - SURVEY LINK COMING SOON!

2) Participate in a webinar. Please register to receive a webinar link. Choose the webinar date and time that works best for you:

  • Monday, August 24 from 1-2:30pm (Sign-up here) - REGISTRATION LINK COMING SOON!
  • Thursday, August 27 from 5-6:30pm (Sign-up here) - REGISTRATION LINK COMING SOON!
  • Saturday, August 29 from 9-10:30am (Sign-up here) - REGISTRATION LINK COMING SOON!

3) Call during office hours. Call Tara Lake, Project Manager, at (619) 849-5415 during the following times:

  • Tuesday, August 25 from 10-12pm
  • Wednesday, August 26 from 3-5pm
  • Friday, August 28 from 10-12pm

For questions and comments, please contact Tara Lake, (619) 849-5415,


The City of National City is embarking on a Focused General Plan Update and a Climate Action Plan Update. The General Plan serves as the guiding document for achieving the community’s vision for the future. The General Plan was last updated in 2011. Since then new state legislation and other regional and local changes have taken place. The Focused General Plan Update will provide residents and businesses the opportunity to shape the future direction of the City.

The elements of the General Plan that are being updated are: Land Use and Community Character, Circulation (Transportation), Safety, and Housing. The City’s Climate Action Plan is included in the update, as well. Climate Action Plans are comprehensive roadmaps that outline the specific activities an agency will undertake to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). The integration of land use, transportation, and housing is important in the strategy of GHG reduction, which is why the City is taking a wholistic approach in updating these elements in conjunction with updating the Climate Action Plan.

Together we can plan for National City’s future! Join us in this important endeavor for our community.