Infrastructure and Public Services

3.1 Introduction

The development of the East Area 1 Specific Plan will require the extension of existing infrastructure and services into these new mixed-use neighborhoods. The California Government Code requires a specific plan to include text and diagrams that specify, “The proposed distribution, location, and extent and intensity of major components of public and private transportation, sewage, water, drainage, solid waste disposal, energy, and other essential facilities proposed to be located within the area covered by the plan and needed to support the land uses described in the plan.” This section of the Specific Plan helps fulfill this requirement and meets the Santa Paula Municipal Code requirements for preparing specific plans. In addition, this section facilitates orderly development by identifying the “backbone” utility infrastructure needed to support the proposed development.