The State of California requires that every county and city have a comprehensive, long term general plan to guide future development. The previous General Plan was adopted in 1984. The Plumas County 2035 General Plan update represents the interests of the citizens of Plumas County by balancing competing interests, and protecting valuable resources.
In 2009 Plumas County hired the consulting firm "Design Workshop" to provide project management for the general plan update. In order to develop and adopt a General Plan with broad public acceptance and support, public engagement was critical. The project included a robust public engagement effort throughout the process.
The public engagement tasks included soliciting and informing public opinion at several different levels. The process included stakeholder working groups, public workshops, formal County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor meeting presentations and social media networks.
On December 17, 2013 the Plumas County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2035 General Plan.