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The Role of the General Plan Advisory Committee

  • Facilitate, in concert with city staff, consultants and the public, the update of the 1995 Sausalito General Plan throughout the General Plan Update process
  • Supplement the community input provided at public workshops and provide feedback and guidance throughout the General Plan Update
  • Provide feedback and direction to the project consultant and City staff, with the goal of developing policies and objectives of the new General Plan that are responsive to community input, conditions, goals, and vision
  • Refine the approach taken for each major step in the process, provide feedback through interim steps, review reports, and review policy alternatives to select preferred policies
  • Provide guidance at key project milestones
  • Communicate information about the General Plan Update to Sausalito community members and to encourage all interested parties to participate in the process
  • Make a recommendation to the Planning Commission and the City Council on the adoption of the General Plan Update


  • The thirteen-member committee typically meets twice per month on the first and/or third Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers at 420 Litho Street
  • All meetings of the committee are open to the public
  • Meetings may be viewed live via webcast or as video recordings beginning on the day after a meeting takes place
  • Meeting times and agendas may be viewed on the meetings and agendas page for the GPAC


  • Two members from the City Council (the Mayor and a Councilmember appointed by the Mayor)
  • Planning Commissioner Bill Werner and one additional member from the Planning Commission
  • Seven members who are Sausalito residents and appointed by the City Council
  • Two members who are non-City residents and appointed by the City Council
  • The committee is an advisory committee only; input will be forwarded to the City Council for final action

Term Length

  • The Sausalito General Plan Update is a three-year process. The General Plan Advisory Committee is a limited-term committee appointed only to provide recommendations throughout the General Plan Update process. At the completion of the General Plan Update, the committee will be dissolved.


  • To send a group email message to the commissioners, use this email address:
  • To sign up for updates on the process or to send comments or thoughts on the General Plan Update, visit
  • If you have any questions about the General Plan Advisory Committee or an item under consideration by the Committee, please contact Community Development Director Lilly Whalen at (415) 289-4133 or