The City of Saratoga’s General Plan helps guide the growth and land development of the community, while preserving open space areas and enhancing the quality of life for residents. Saratoga’s comprehensive General Plan was prepared in 1983. Since 1983, the City has updated the General Plan Elements one or two at a time based on State requirements. The City is now refreshing and making minor policy updates to three elements of the City’s General Plan (Land Use, Circulation, and Open Space & Conservation) and formatting the elements to provide a cohesive document. The updated elements will be combined with the existing Housing, Safety, and Noise Elements and the Hillside Specific Plan to comprise the Saratoga 2040 General Plan.