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Envision San José 2040 Vision and Guidelines 

City Council Meetings 
  • November 1, 2011 - (Item 4.1 discussion and Item 10.2 hearing) agenda. Discuss Major Strategies and implementation elements of Envision 2040 General Plan and Actions related to General Plan Update.
  • January 25, 2011 - (Item 4.4) presentation / agenda / synopsis. Discuss Envision 2040 Draft EIR and Consideration of three San José 2020 General Plan Amendments and four Requests for Alternative Draft Envision San José 2040 Land Use Designations.
  • December 14, 2010 - (Item 4.4) agenda / synopsis. Request for Alternative Draft Envision 2040 Land Use Designation for South Almaden Valley Urban Reserve and General Plan Amendment for Rancho del Pueblo.
  • December 7, 2010 - (Items 10.1 through 10.9) agenda / synopsis. Consideration of San José 2020 General Plan Amendments and Requests for Alternative Draft Envision San José 2040 Land Use Designations.
  • October 19, 2010 - (Item 4.3) presentation / agenda / synopsis. Status Report and process for consideration of Pending General Plan Amendments.
  • April 20, 2010 - (Item 4.1) agenda / synopsis. Selection of Preferred Land Use Study Scenario.
  • June 16, 2009 - (Item 4.3) agenda / synopsis. Selection of Growth Study Scenarios.
  • April 21, 2009 - (Item 4.3) agenda / synopsis. Status Report.
  • August 7, 2007 - (Item 4.4) agenda / synopsis. Approval of Task Force Membership.
  • June 26, 2007 - (Item 4.3) agenda / synopsis. Approval to Initiate Envision San José 2040 General Plan Update.

Note: City Council memos and attachments are available through links in the agendas.

Community Outreach


Note: Presentations from Task Force Meetings and Community Workshops are available on the Task Force / Public Meeting Calendar page.

Demographic Analyses, Projections, and Development Trends

Key Task Force Reading Materials (by Task Force date) 

Note: Additional reading and resource materials are available on the task force page.

Requests for Alternative Draft Envision 2040 Land Use Designations
Staff received 14 requests for alternative designations by the City Council established deadline of November 15, 2010. The deadline was necessary both to allow timely completion and circulation of the General Plan Update DEIR, and to ensure time for analysis and completion of environmental review for proposed General Plan Amendments by Spring 2011. Matrix of requests (as of December 2010). See Council Meetings section for additional information on council consideration of specific requests.