City of Oakland General Plan Update

The City of Oakland’s General Plan has not been comprehensively updated in over 20 years. That's about to change, and we need your help! The General Plan Update is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for all Oaklanders to work together to create a visionary blueprint for the future of our City over the next two decades.

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Project Timeline

  • April 2021 - August 2021

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

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

  • November 2021

    Project Kickoff

  • November 2021 – January 2023

    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 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

Project Team

Ed Manasse - Deputy Director of Planning

Laura Kaminski - Strategic Planning Manager

Christina Ferracane - General Plan Project Manager

Lakshmi Rajagopalan - General Plan Project Planner, Housing Element Lead

Daniel Findley - General Plan Project Planner, Safety Element Lead

Diana Perez-Domencich - General Plan Project Planner, Environmental Justice Lead

Khalilha Haynes - General Plan Project Planner

Audrey Lieberworth - General Plan Project Planner

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