The General Plan is the document that most fundamentally addresses Delano’s growth and development issues. A General Plan is often described as the “constitution” that guides the development of a city, typically for a 20-year horizon. It establishes a vision for the future, as well as the policies and implementation measures that will help our community achieve that vision. It addresses land use, housing, open space, circulation, economic development, public services, infrastructure, emergency preparedness and community health, among other issues. It is the foundation on which all land use and regulatory decisions are made. The City’s current General Plan was adopted in 2000 and was updated in 2005.