Tiburon 2020 had been developed without the divisiveness that characterized the last update (1989) of the General Plan and was adopted on September 7, 2005. Through the General Plan update process, the community had expressed a broad consensus that the Town of Tiburon is a unique and special place because:
The Town possesses some of the best views available anywhere in the world.
The Town is, at heart, a small town with a village character, a residential refuge from the City of San Francisco and the more urbanized parts of Marin County.
The Town has a vast network of open space, including most of the peninsula’s backbone, the Tiburon Ridge, which provides a unique community resource that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
Overall, it is the purpose and intent of the General Plan to plan for the future while preserving these key characteristics.