Why is an update needed?
The last comprehensive update to the Merced County General Plan was completed in 1990. The current plan has outdated information, assumptions, and projections. General Plans typically look 15-25 years into the future. This process also provides a chance for the community to evaluate the existing plan, current trends and issues, and update policies where necessary in order to adequately meet the future needs of the County.

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1. What is a General Plan?
2. What's covered in a General Plan?
3. What is the General Plan's relationship to zoning?
4. Why is an update needed?
5. How does the General Plan affect development?