COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS
Throughout the General Plan Update process, the planning team conducted a variety of engagement activities that included public workshops, neighborhood meetings, pop-up events, focus groups, and commission and committee meetings. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic occurring midway through the planning process, community engagement events shifted to online meeting platforms and used the interactive surveys and features of the project website. Whenever possible, meetings and materials were available in a bilingual (Spanish/ English) format. The following is a summary of the outreach activities.
Community Advisory Committee (CAC)
The City formed a CAC to provide high-level feedback on the project issues; the vision and guiding principles; land use and transportation alternatives; and climate adaptation, economic development, social equity, and other key policy topics. The CAC also serves as a sounding board for public engagement. To dive deeper into key topics, CAC Community Forums examined emerging themes that could shape the future of South San Francisco. Forums covered topics, including climate adaptation, economic development, housing, and transportation. The forums brought local and regional experts together with CAC and community members to share insights and answer questions related to the latest trends impacting the city.