GENERAL PLAN ELEMENTS
California Law requires specific topics, also called "Elements," to be covered in a general plan (Gov. Code § 65302). Required elements include land use, circulation, housing, conservation, open space, noise, and safety.
Senate Bill 1000, passed in 2016, requires that cities with disadvantaged communities adopt environmental justice policies or an Environmental Justice Element. State law allows a jurisdiction to include within its General Plan any other element(s) that it sees fit.