Planning

The Planning Department is primarily responsible for zoning and land use permits as well as long-range planning and local administration of State environmental review laws. Planning Department activities include the review and management of public and private development proposals, such as:

  • General Plan Amendments
  • Rezoning
  • Site Development Permits
  • Subdivisions
  • Use Permits
  • Variances
  • Variety of Other Planning and Permitting Functions

Current Projects

2021-45 Yreka Travel Center and Hotel Development 

SCH 2022070047 Yreka Travel Center and Hotel Development Initial Study Public Draft (IS)

SCH 2022070047 Yreka Travel Center and Hotel Development Notice of PReparation Extension (NOP)

General Plan

The City's General Plan is the main document that guides future development and growth. The 2002 General Plan is the current version that the City follows:

The City is in the process of comprehensively updating the General Plan. Draft plan elements and upcoming engagement events can be found at yrekageneralplan2044.com

Environmental Review

Environmental review responsibilities are principally defined by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which requires preparation of environmental impact determinations, environmental impact reports, and coordination with other local, State, and Federal agencies. The Planning Department also provides the public with information and guidance concerning:

  • Development
  • General Plan Policies
  • Information Relevant to Land Use and the Orderly Development of the Community
  • Permit Procedures
  • Zoning District Regulations

Ordinances

For the Zoning, Sign, and Subdivision Ordinances, please review the City of Yreka Municipal Codes.

Historic District Resources

Please visit the Historic District page to access resolutions and for further information.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Yreka adopted the Siskiyou County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2020. The plan identities various hazards and strategies to minimize these potential hazards. The Yreka specific annex can be found in Volume 2 of the plan.

Siskiyou County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Volume 1 & Siskiyou County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Volume 2