The Permit Center is where to start if you have questions about a General Plan Amendment. A Permit Center consultation usually last about fifteen (15) minutes. If you want to apply for a General Plan Amendment or think you may want to apply, after meeting with the staff at the Permit Center, you will need to have a pre-application meeting. At a pre-application meeting the issues of the proposed General Plan Amendment will be discussed in much greater detail than can be explained at the Permit Center. Those issues may include subjects like the environment, the neighborhood, safety, and resources, such as water supply. Staff from other departments, such as Public Works, County Fire, or Health Department will likely be in attendance at a pre-application meeting, which lasts about one hour. You will also get an idea of how much the General Plan Amendment application will cost and how long it may take to process. After having a pre-application meeting you would then decide if you want to apply for a General Plan Amendment or not.