Between now and the year 2030, Sacramento is expected to grow by about 200,000 residents. The commission is trying to find ways to maintain a high quality of life as the population grows.
City planner Bob Overstreet says a recent survey of residents shows most people want the city to avoid sprawl.
"Preserving open space and farm land and protecting the city’s urban forest and tree canopy. Open space was huge. The whole idea of being a green city came out very strong."
The poll of about 1,500 residents also found that improving flood protection and investing in transportation alternatives are also high priorities. City planners hope to release a Draft General Plan by June.