City Planning Commission staff often has an advisory role in independent community plans. The City Planning Commission has recognized the following plans according to its Community Planning Guidelines
The Commission approved the guidelines on February 16, 2010. They apply to plans prepared by community organizations and are intended to improve the coordination between community-based plans and City policies, plans, resources and implementation.
Community-based plans that meet the guidelines can receive official recognition by the City Planning Commission. Staff can issue an acceptance letter that recognizes and supports the goals, direction and major concepts expressed by the plan, but does not obligate the agency to support every recommendation.