TOP 2050 Update


What’s New?

Policy Plan, EIR, and other draft documents are ready for public review and comment!

Click on the links below to download and review drafts of the updated Vision, Policy Plan, Governance Manual, and the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) for The Ontario Plan. The DSEIR is being made available for a 45-day public review period that runs from May 9, 2022 through June 23, 2022.  

Please submit any comments you have on the Policy Plan and/or DSEIR in writing to the City, attention to Kimberly Ruddins, Principal Planner. All comments must be received in writing by June 23, 2022.

E: [email protected] M: 303 E B St, Ontario, CA 91764

We’re Planning for a More Resilient Future!

The City is taking steps to enhance our resiliency (the ability to function and respond) if we experience severe or prolonged weather conditions, natural disasters, and emergencies!

The Ontario Plan Safety Element addresses all these things!

To learn more about what issues we’re considering, view our

We’re planning for the future of Ontario!

Understanding the City’s water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure is critical in planning for the future and supporting change and development in the City. As part of TOP 2050 technical update, the City analyzed the existing infrastructure and plans for future infrastructure in Ontario, with a special focus in Growth Areas, where the City expects to see significant change and/or growth over the next 30 years.

The assessment of the City’s water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure is used to inform changes to the City’s land use plan and policies to ensure the City’s infrastructure is expanded and updated as needed to support current uses as well as new development.

We’re revisiting our mobility policies to reflect related planning efforts!

As a part of the TOP 2050 technical update, the City is evaluating the need for adjustments to the planned circulation network and mobility policies to bring the plan into alignment with new state laws, current economic conditions, and new local and regional plans while maintaining our vision for mobility in the City.

Related efforts include:

Check out our Mobility Storymap [storymaps.arcgis.com]!

Come back throughout the Spring 2022. We will be posting new information about The Ontario Plan technical update each week.

Have Questions?

Join City staff for office hours on the last Thursday of each month, March through June (6pm-7pm) for an informal dialog about how we’re making Ontario a safer, more resilient, healthier, and better place to live, work and visit.  

Staff will be available to answer your questions and provide clarification about The Ontario Plan Update.  

Office Hours will be held in Spanish and English. Virtual office hours will be held on March 31, April 28, and May 26. In-person office hours will be held on June 30 at City Hall.  

Come hear what your neighbors are asking and how City Staff is responding! 

See below for details

Help Shape Your Community!

Be a part of the process to update The Ontario Plan, the citywide “blueprint” that guides future growth and investments. Key topics include housing, community health & environmental justice, climate adaptation and resiliency, mobility, and adjusting to new economic forecasts.

Office Hours

Join City staff the last Thursday of each month, March through June (6pm-7pm) for an informal dialog about how we’re making Ontario a safer, more resilient, healthier, and better place to live, work, and visit. We will be available to answer your questions and provide clarifications on The Ontario Plan Update. Come hear what your neighbors are asking and how City Staff is responding!

Office Hours will be held in Spanish and English. Virtual office hours will be held on Mar 31, Apr 28, and May 26. In-person office hours will be held on Jun 30 at City Hall. See below for details:

Thursday, May 26, 2022 – VIRTUAL

  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Zoom / call- in information: Will be posted 1 week ahead of office hours
  • Optional: Register here English|Spanish

Registration is not required, but registering will help us better serve you during office hours. We also welcome emails with questions about The Ontario Plan update ahead of the scheduled hours so we can prepare a thorough response: [email protected]

Thursday, June 30, 2022 – IN-PERSON

  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • In-person at City Hall: details coming soon!
  • Optional: Register here [link to be provided by 5/27/22]

Registration is not required, but registering will help us better serve you during office hours. We also welcome emails with questions about The Ontario Plan update ahead of the scheduled hours so we can prepare a thorough response: [email protected]

Draft Documents:

Completed Workshops, Meetings, Events, and supporting materials:

Resources:

Office Hours with City Staff (Policy Plan) – 4/28/22

Office Hours with City Staff (Policy Plan) – 3/31/22

City Council (Housing Element) – 3/1/22

Planning Commission (Housing Element) – 12/20/21

Virtual Scoping Meeting – 8/05/2021

Community Workshop #2 -7/29/2021

Community Workshop #1 -6/28/2021

Property Owner Open House 6/14/21

About the Ontario Plan Technical Update

The Ontario Plan (TOP) was and still is a groundbreaking approach to comprehensive planning. TOP is a “Business Plan” connecting a long-term strategic vision to fiscal sustainability, aligned with budget and daily operations, and a clear framework for implementation. TOP ultimately is a “Plan of Action” that requires the City to update its provisions periodically and is the chief guiding document for all City decisions.

Guided by new leadership, Ontario is taking the opportunity to revisit and refine the Plan. The City is focusing on conducting technical updates to conform with state law (housing, community health, environmental justice, climate adaption, and mobility), bringing long-term growth and fiscal projections into alignment with current economic forecasts, and advancing the Tracking and Feedback component and Implementation Plan. For more information, see our fact sheet (English PDF | Español PDF).

Housing Element Update

An adequate supply of quality and affordable housing is fundamental to the economic and social well-being of the residents of Ontario. The Housing Element is required to address the production, preservation, and improvement of housing in the community. Among its most important functions, the Housing Element analyzes existing and future housing needs; addresses constraints to meeting local housing needs; identifies land, financial, and administrative resources for housing; sets forth goals and policies to meet community housing needs, and establishes housing programs and an implementation plan. To learn more about housing element requirements, view our housing 101 online storymap (English | Español).

Because the Housing Element must go through a state certification process, and it is more heavily regulated by state laws, the Housing Element Update will precede other TOP materials.

Housing Element Progress

The City of Ontario submitted the Public Review Draft  of the Housing Element to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in October 2021.

We received comments from HCD in December 2021 (for details, see HCD letter which were presented along with the Public Review Draft to the Planning Commission on December 20, 2021 (for details, view staff report, PowerPoint, and Meeting Agenda/ Video

The Adoption Draft of the Housing Element, released for public review on January 27, 2022 (PDF -tracked changes | PDF – without tracked changes was revised to respond to HCD comments. The tracked changes version shows all changes made since the October 2021 Public Review Draft.

The Housing Element was adopted by City Council on March 1, 2022

For details from the meeting

The Adopted Element was submitted to HCD for review on March 11, 2022. HCD will have ninety days from the submittal to review the Adopted Element.

Policy Plan Update

We are updating the existing Policy Plan to make Ontario a safer, more resilient, healthier, and better place to live, work, and visit!

Changes will focus on:

  • Community Health & Environmental Justice: Addressing issues facing the communities most impacted by pollution, toxins, and other environmental problems in the City, as required by state law (SB 1000).
  • Mobility: Incorporating the ideas suggested as part of the City’s Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) Click Here into City policy and aligning our policies with regional planning efforts.
  • Climate Adaptation and Resiliency: Protecting the City against threats to public health and safety, responding to natural disasters and threats, and setting the foundation for long-term resilience.
  • Economic Considerations: Aligning goals, projections, and land use plans with updated long-term economic forecasts

Community Climate Action Plan Update

Since adoption of the City’s first Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP) in 2014, Ontario has been actively working to reduce its GHG emissions that cause climate change to 15% below the 2008 levels. The CCAP serves as a blueprint for the City’s sustainability efforts to help the City meet state legal requirements for GHG reductions. The 2022 update to the CCAP will provide updated projections and help the City to continue our efforts to build a sustainable community and meet updated GHG reduction targets.

New! Objective Development and Design Standards

The City is preparing its first set of Objective Development and Design Standards (ODDS) that will help streamline the approval and production of new housing, while creating a more walkable, vibrant, and unified community.

The Implementation Plan Update

The Implementation Plan will be updated with new actions that are recommended to realize TOP goals and policies. This includes initiatives by the City as well as actions related to public and private development projects and City activity programs.

Tracking and Feedback Update

The Tracking and Feedback component will feature simple, easy-to-understand explanations, both qualitative and quantitative, on the success of implementation.

City Contact

Kimberly Ruddins, Principal Planner

P: (909) 395-2169 E: [email protected]

Stay Tuned for Updates!