Community Planning Advisory Councils (CPAC)

Skip below to find links for current and arc​hived CPAC Meetings.

​General Information​ on CPAC Role and Process​

  • CPAC Role - The Community Planning Advisory Councils (CPACs) were created in the unincorporated County to facilitate and encourage direct citizen participation early in the planning process when it is easier for project proponents and decision-makers to respond to public concerns. The primary purpose of the CPAC is to gather community response to proposed projects. The projects reviewed range from broad policy questions that apply countywide, to small development projects of local interest. Entitlements reviewed include General Plan and Zoning Code amendments to plans, zoning matters and use permits.
  • CPAC Process - During a typical meeting, Planning and Environmental Review staff and project applicants will present the project to the CPAC and audience. CPAC members may ask questions and express any of their concerns. After, the audience will be asked for input on the project. Finally, the CPAC may take a vote recommending approval or denial of the project. 
    • Note: CPACs are advisory only and do not make final decisions. Staff will include the recommendation vote and general public response/specific concerns in the project's staff report to the hearing body(s).
  • CPAC Follow-Up - Citizens should​ be aware that the staff report only provides a summary of the meeting discussion. Therefore, citizens are encouraged to provide input directly to the subsequent hearing body(s) through letters or public testimony during the hearing. CPAC recommendations and neighborhood input are carefully weighed by the final decision-making bodies.
  • CPAC Bylaws - All CPACs are subject to a common set of Bylaws​​, which were last updated in 2020.

Current CPAC Meetings​​​

Below are links to 14 individual CPACs where meeting agendas, materials and information are available. Click on the C​PAC boundaries​ map to determine where a specific project is located and what CPAC will be discussing the project​.Please refer to the individual CPAC pages for meeting locations. Meeting locations are subject to change.​

Make a Difference - Become a CPAC Member

CPAC members are appointed by the County Supervisor for that community.  This voluntary membership gives you a seat and a vote at the CPAC meeting. Members are expected to attend the monthly meeting and may have occasional responsibilities related to meeting preparation.

To apply for a seat on your CPAC, view and fill out the Application with Instructions​. You may also visit the Boards and Commissions​ page for additional information.

​Procedural Information for CPAC members

Download the CPAC Member Binders and Cool Tools to explore Planning and Environmental Review's "Cool Tools".

Informational Presentations from Past CPAC Training

​​2018 CPAC Training Materials

Archived CPAC Meeting Documents -  2020 and prior​​

​ Additional Archived CPAC Documents

  • Florin-Vineyard Gap Limited duration joint meeting of the Vineyard and South Sacramento CPACs to deliberate on the Florin-Vineyard Gap project.
  • Franklin/Laguna  This CPAC was disbanded upon absorption of the area by the City of Elk Grove.