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TITLE 7. PLANNING AND LAND USE [65000 - 66499.58]

  ( Heading of Title 7 amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536. )

DIVISION 1. PLANNING AND ZONING [65000 - 66301]

  ( Heading of Division 1 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1536. )

CHAPTER 2. Regional Planning Districts [65060 - 65069.5]

  ( Chapter 2 repealed and added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1811. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions and Definitions [65060 - 65060.8]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1811. )

65060.
  

This chapter may be cited and shall be known as the Regional Planning Law.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1811.)

65060.1.
  

The Legislature finds and declares that the people of California have a fundamental interest in the orderly development of the urban regions of the State in which large segments of the State’s population are concentrated.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1811.)

65060.2.
  

The Legislature further finds and declares:

(a) That the State has a positive interest in the preparation and maintenance of a long-term, general plan for the physical development of each of the State’s urban areas that can serve as a guide to the affected local governmental units within such areas and to the state departments and divisions that are charged with constructing state-financed public works within such urban areas.

(b) That continuing growth of the State, and particularly urban areas within the State, present problems which are not confined to the boundaries of any single county or city.

(c) That the planning activities of counties and cities can be strengthened and more effectively performed when conducted in relation to studies and planning of an urban regional character.

(d) That in order to assure, insofar as possible, the orderly and harmonious development of the urban areas of the State, and to provide for the needs of future generations, it is necessary to develop a means of studying, forecasting, and planning for the physical growth and development of these areas.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1811.)

65060.3.
  

“District,” as used in this chapter, means a district created and operating under this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1811.)

65060.4.
  

“Board,” as used in this chapter, means the regional planning board.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1811.)

65060.5.
  

“Official census,” as used in this chapter, means any decennial or special federal census, or an official estimate of the State Department of Finance.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1811.)

65060.6.
  

“Region,” as used in this chapter, means the area included within a district.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1811.)

65060.7.
  

“Regional plan,” as used in this chapter, means a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of the region, and any land outside its boundaries which in the board’s judgment bears relation to its planning. The regional plan shall consist of a text and a map or maps, and such recommendations of the regional planning board concerning current or future problems as may in its opinion affect the region as a whole and are proper for inclusion in the regional plan.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1811.)

65060.8.
  

A regional plan shall be advisory only and shall not have any binding effect on the counties and cities located within the boundaries of the regional planning district for which the regional plan is adopted.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1811.)

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