Share your ideas about the future of unincorporated Rodeo, home to the Bay Area half of Phillips 66’s larger San Francisco Refinery (the oil refineries located in Rodeo and San Luis Obispo, linked by pipeline). What specific policies, actions, and strategies should be included in the General Plan, Zoning Code, and Climate Action Plan? This is an important followup meeting with Contra Costa County planners. Last spring, the County Planning Department held its first Rodeo community meeting as part of Envision Contra Costa 2040, an ambitious effort to update the County’s General Plan, Zoning Code, and Climate Action Plans at breakneck speed. Subsequently, the planners have prepared draft guiding principles to articulate what they call the “values, priorities, and aspirations” shared by community members at that first meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to let them know if they’re on track.
The General Plan sets forth goals and policies related to all aspects of community growth, change, and preservation. It is often referred to as the “constitution” for local development. The General Plan establishes the foundation for all land use decisions (including zoning and permitted activities) and Board of Supervisors policy direction.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment lists Rodeo in the 80-85th percentile of all polluted communities in California. Additionally:
Rodeo ranks in the 97th percentile for hazardous wastes.
Rodeo ranks in the 86th percentile for polluted water.
Rodeo ranks in the 78th percentile for toxic releases into the air,
the 97th percentile for asthma,
the 92nd percentile for low birth weight,
the 75th percentile for cardiovascular disease.
To prepare for the meeting, please see envisioncontracosta2040.org.
Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 PM
Rodeo Senior Center
189 Parker Ave.