City of Oakland General Plan Update | Oakland 2045 General Plan

The General Plan Update for Oakland's 2045 General Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for all Oaklanders to work together to create a visionary blueprint for the future of our City. Once approved in 2025, the Oakland 2045 General Plan will guide the development of our City for the following two decades. The Oakland 2045 General Plan will craft a new direction for the future of Oakland, one focused on creating an equitable and just city.

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Phase 1 Industrial Lands Analysis Published

Public Review Drafts of Environmental Justice and Safety Elements Available for Public Review!

The Draft Elements will be available for 90-day comment period that begins on March 24, 2023, and ends on June 22, 2023. There are several ways to comment and share feedback on the Draft Elements during this time:

  1. Email feedback to
  2. Comment directly on the draft via our interactive Konveio page.
    1. Draft EJ Element
    2. Draft Safety Element + Draft Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
  3. Participate in community events posted on our website.

Phase 1 Draft EIR Available for Public Review

The 45-day comment period for the Draft EIR ended on May 9, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

Phase 1 Preliminary Zoning Code Amendments

The public review period for the draft zoning code text amendments ended on May 9, 2023.

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Community Engagement

Project Timeline

  • April 2021 - August 2021

    Issue Request for Proposals (RFP) and Select Community Consultant Team and Technical Consultant Team to Assist City Staff

  • October 5, 2021

    City Council Consideration of Recommended Consultant Team Approach, Selected Teams, and Appropriation of Grant Funds.

  • November 2021

    Project Kickoff

    Phase I

    • Industrial Land Use Policy
    • (New) Environmental Justice Element
    • Housing Element Update
    • Safety Element Update
    • Racial Equity Impact Analysis
    • Zoning Code and Map Update
    • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Process
    • Implementation Matrix and Monitoring Program
    • Review and Adoption
  • January 31, 2023

    Housing Element adoption by City Council

  • February 17, 2023

    Housing Element Certification by the State of California

  • March 2023 - September 2023

    Release and adoption of Environmental Justice and Safety Elements, EIR, and Housing Element Zoning Amendments

  • August 2023 - July 2025

    Phase II

    • Land Use and Transportation (LUTE) Element Update
    • Open Space, Conservation and Recreation (OSCAR) Element Update
    • Noise Element Update
    • (New) Infrastructure and Facilities Element
    • Zoning Code and Map Update
    • Racial Equity Impact Analysis
    • Implementation Matrix and Monitoring Program
    • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Process
    • Review and Adoption

For a more detailed explanation of the Oakland 2045 General Plan Schedule, go here.

Project Team

The General Plan Update team includes City staff, and our consultant team consisting of Dyett & Bhatia and the Deeply Rooted Collaborative.

City staff leading the project include:

  • Lakshmi Rajagopalan - Planner IV, Project Manager for Phase 1
  • Audrey Lieberworth - Planner III, Housing Element Lead
  • Daniel Findley - Planner III, Safety Element Lead
  • Khalilha Haynes - Planner III, Lead - Industrial Lands Vision, Environmental Justice Element, Co-Lead Phase 1 Code Amendments
  • Stephanie Skelton - Public Service Representative, Project Support
  • Laura Kaminski - Strategic Planning Manager
  • Michael Branson - Deputy City Attorney
  • Aaron Lehmer - Technical Communications Specialist

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