City of San Juan Bautista

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Mission San Juan Bautista, the 15th of the 21 California Missions.

Mission San Juan Bautista, the 15th of the 21 California Missions.    

Incorporated in 1869 the general law City of San Juan Bautista is nestled in the heart of the noted San Juan Valley between the Gabilan Mountains and Flint Hills.  Rich with culture and history, San Juan Bautista offers her residents and visitors a refreshing small town atmosphere filled with the charm and character of the past.

If visiting, we welcome you to the City of San Juan Bautista. Tour the Old Mission San Juan Bautista, the largest of the California missions, our State Historic Park with the only Spanish Plaza left in California, or enjoying the downtown dining and shopping experience in our San Juan Bautista Historic Commercial District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The City of San Juan Bautista is under mandatory water restrictions. The State Water Resources Control Board recently adopted an expanded emergency regulation to reduce urban water consumption by 25% in order to safeguard the state's remaining water supplies. See document below for additional details. Documento disponible en Español.

  • 2015 Water Restrictions
  • Restricciones de Agua 2015
  • San Juan Bautista 2035 General Plan: (Updated 05/2015)

    San Juan Bautista General Plan Update 2035 administrative and background report draft.

  • General Plan 2035
  • Revised Draft EIR (Revised 5/7/15)
  • Background Report


    Rancho Vista Subdivision Project
    An Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared pursuant
    to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) regarding the proposed
    Rancho Vista Subdivision Project located at the north end of the City,
    on the west side of the San Juan Highway.

  • Rancho Vista Development Agreement Posted 3/23
  • Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration
  • Mitigation Measures
  • Mitigation Monitoring Program
  • Rancho Vista Subdivision Project-Initial Study and MND
  • Conditions of Approval
  • Rancho Vista Financial Impact

    Newly Adopted Sign Ordinance
    (April 21, 2015)

    Review the newly adopted

  • Design Guidelines - Chapter 7

  • On April 21, 2015, the City Council adopted its final sign ordinance. The City encourages merchants to review this ordinance prior to making signs to promote businesses. Listed below the sign ordinance is the updated version of Chapter 7 of the Design Guidelines.

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