Community Workshops scheduled in-person and online for April 8 and 9 

Staff Report 

The City of Solvang ( is in the process of a comprehensive update to its General Plan – PlanSolvang – and will be providing several opportunities for the community to participate in the process. 

A second set of Community Workshops has been scheduled for Thursday, April 8, and Friday, April 9. The second workshop will be held with in-person attendance at the Veterans Memorial Hall, adhering to the County’s Public Health Guidelines, and simultaneously online via Zoom. Due to attendance and crowd restrictions, the second workshop will be split into three identical sessions, two on Thursday, April 8 (5 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.), and one on Friday, April 9 (10 to 11:30 a.m.). Since there will be social distancing limitations on attendance, the City has a reservation system for community members to sign up if they wish to attend in person, which is posted to the General Plan update website at

The General Plan update officially began in December 2020 and was introduced to the community in Community Workshop #1 on Feb. 6. The study session was a successful, engaging event that allowed both the City Council and community members the opportunity to learn more about the General Plan update process and express their overall expectation and vision for the General Plan. 

The second Community Workshop will include findings from the Existing Conditions and Trends Workbook (available on the website prior to the workshop), as well as the ability to provide input and ideas on the issues and opportunities to be addressed in the General Plan. The workshop will also allow community members to help establish a long-term vision for Solvang. 

The city hosts a web page dedicated to the General Plan update ( which provides information on the General Plan update and access to reports and materials. Update announcements will be posted to this website as well as to the City’s Facebook page. The City will also periodically provide General Plan update newsletters on the website, via email, and as printed copies available at City Hall. Interested community members will have the opportunity to submit comments and suggestions throughout the update process. 

For more information about the General Plan update process or to be added to an email distribution list for this topic, please visit or contact City Hall at 805-688-5575.