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Every city and county in California must create a General Plan on how their land will be utilized. However, poor communities are often overlooked, leading to disproportionate services such as lacking commercial development and new housing options. The Planning for Healthy Communities Act (SB1000) requires that all cities and counties intentionally identify disadvantaged areas and work toward the reduction of environment-related issues and health risks. It also encourages individuals within those communities to become involved in the decision-making process, providing not only necessary services, but also empowerment.