2020 Comprehensive Plan

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2020 Comprehensive Plan

Cover and Table of Contents 
Sections   One - Six  
Sections   Seven - Fifteen  

Section One - Overview
1.1     Purpose
1.2     Legislative Authority
1.3     Scope
1.4     Plan Organization
1.5     Plan Utilization
1.6     Core Concepts

Section Two - Introduction
2.1     Purpose
2.2     Evolution of the Plan
2.3     Public Participation Approach
2.4     Designated Planning Areas

Section Three - Land Use Element
3.1     Demographics and Existing Land Use Patterns
3.2     Land Use Designations 
            North Gila Planning Area 
            Yuma Mesa Planning Area 
            Northwest Yuma Planning Area 
            Gila Valley Planning Area 
            Foothills Planning Area 
            Yuma Valley Planning Area 
            Martinez Lake Planning Area 
            Dome Valley/Wellton Planning Area 
            Dateland/East County Planning Area
3.3     Amendment Process and Criteria

Section Four - Open Space Element
4.1     Introduction
4.2     Open Space Inventory
4.3     Areas of Concern
4.4     Open Space Policies and Priorities
4.5     Open Space Actions

Section Five - Recreational Resources Element
5.1     Introduction
5.2     Delineation of Parks
5.3     Trails
5.4     Yuma County Parks and Open Space and Trail Master Plan
5.5     Analysis of Recreational Needs
5.6     Citizen Advisory Group Recommendations
5.7     Proximity of Parks to People
5.8     Recreational Resources Policies and Priorities
5.9     Recreational Resources Actions

Section Six - Circulation Element
6.1     Introduction
6.2     Transportation Authority
6.3     Roadway Network
6.4     Railway Network
6.5     Aviation Network
6.6     Visual Corridors
6.7     Circulation Policies and Priorities
6.8     Circulation Actions

Section Seven - Environmental Element
7.1     Legislative Requirement
7.2     Purpose
7.3     Environmental Plan 
            7.3.a     Water Quality and Conservation 
            7.3.b     208 Plan 
            7.3.c     Air Quality 
            7.3.d     Noise Pollution 
            7.3.e.    Light Pollution 
            7.3.f.     Solid Waste Disposal 
            7.3.g.    Hazardous Materials 
            7.3.h.    Resources; Natural and Manmade
7.4     CAG Recommendations
7.5     Environmental Policies and Priorities
7.6     Environmental Actions
7.7     State and Federal Environmental Laws

Section Eight - Water Resources Element
8.1     Introduction
8.2     Surface Waters
8.3     Groundwater 
            8.3.a     Depth to Groundwater 
            8.3.b     Colorado River Aquifer 
            8.3.c     Minute No. 242
8.4     Community Water Systems
8.5     Water Adequacy
8.6     Water Resources Policies and Priorities
8.7     Water Resources Actions

Section Nine - Safety Element
9.1     Introduction
9.2     Flooding
9.3     Earthquakes
9.4     Storms
9.5     Wildfires
9.6     Aviation Safety
9.7     Law Enforcement and Emergency Services
9.8     Safety Policies and Priorities
9.9     Safety Actions

Section Ten - Energy Element
10.1     Introduction
10.2     Existing Conditions
10.3     Energy Conservation and Efficiency
10.4     Alternative Renewable Energy Sources
10.5     Energy Policies and Priorities
10.6     Energy Actions

Section Eleven - Housing Element
11.1      Housing Variety
11.2      Housing Quality
11.3      Vacancy and Occupancy
11.4      Household Characteristics and Tenure
11.5      Housing Affordability 
              11.5.a    Rental Affordability 
              11.5.b    2010 Rental Unit Need
11.6      Home Ownership and Home Purchase Affordability
11.7      Housing Needs of Specific Populations 
              11.7.a    The Workforce 
              11.7.b    Special Populations
11.8      Future Housing Needs
11.9      Governmental Barriers to Adequate Affordable Housing
11.10     Resources and Delivery System
11.11     Housing Policies and Priorities
11.12     Housing Actions  

Section Twelve - Cost of Development
12.1     Introduction
12.2     Overview
12.3     Growing Smarter Statutory Provisions
12.4     Assumptions
12.5     Infrastructure Financing Mechanisms
12.6     Implementation
12.7     Into the Future

Section Thirteen - Public Participation
13.1     Introduction
13.2     Regulatory Compliance
13.3     Public Information/Public Participation (PI/PP)
13.4     Strategies to Strengthen the PI/PP
13.5     Amendment Process

Section Fourteen - Regional Coordination
14.1     Introduction
14.2     Regulatory Compliance
14.3     Promote Regional Coordination
14.4     The Regional Community
14.5     Yuma Regional Development Plan

Section Fifteen - Appendix
15.1     Development Evaluation Checklist
15.2     Core Contact List
15.3     Land Use Conformity Matrix
15.4     Glossary
15.5     Zoning Comparison Table

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