It is hereby declared to be the intent of the Legislature that the fixed master plan approach in the development of public postsecondary education be replaced by a continuous planning process which includes:
(a) A legislative study of California postsecondary education at 10-year intervals to reevaluate the planning process and provide guidelines regarding goals, societal needs and general missions of public higher education and its components.
(b) Continuous planning by a state commission including a five-year plan which is to be updated annually.
(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)