The Planning Department is responsible for long-range planning, zoning, land use, signs, and local administration of planning and environmental review laws.
2021-45 Yreka Travel Center and Hotel Development
The City's General Plan is the main document that guides future development and growth. The 2002 General Plan is the current version that the City follows:
- Introduction (2002)
- Land Use (2002)
- Circulation Element (2022)
- Conservation, Open Space, Parks, and Recreation (2002)
- Public Health and Safety Element (2022)
- Noise (1998)
- Public Facilities (2002)
- Housing Element (2023)
- Housing Element Table of Contents
- Housing Element Chapter 1: Introduction
- Housing Element Chapter 2: Goals, Policies, and Programs
- Housing Element Chapter 3: Previous Housing Element Analysis
- Housing Element Appendix A: Housing Needs Assessment
- Housing Element Appendix B: AFFH Analysis
- Housing Element Appendix C: Site Analysis
- Housing Element Appendix D: Funding Opportunities
- Housing Element Appendix E: Glossary
- Housing Element Appendix F: Stakeholder Interviews
The City is in the process of comprehensively updating the General Plan. Draft plan elements and upcoming engagement events can be found at yrekageneralplan2044.com
Environmental review responsibilities are principally defined by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which requires preparation of environmental impact determinations, environmental impact reports, and coordination with other local, State, and Federal agencies. The Planning Department also provides the public with information and guidance concerning:
- General Plan Policies
- Information Relevant to Land Use and the Orderly Development of the Community
- Permit Procedures
- Zoning District Regulations
For the Zoning, Sign, and Subdivision Ordinances, please review the City of Yreka Municipal Codes.
Historic District Resources
Please visit the Historic District page to access resolutions and for further information.
Hazard Mitigation Plan
The City of Yreka adopted the Siskiyou County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2020. The plan identities various hazards and strategies to minimize these potential hazards. The Yreka specific annex can be found in Volume 2 of the plan.