Community Development


City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4th,

reopening on Tuesday, July 5th. 

Mission Statement

To provide land use, building development, neighborhood protection, economic development, and environmental policy services.


The Community Development Department is responsible for the review of development and building activity to ensure compliance with zoning and building codes, the achievement of economic development goals, General Plan policies, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), housing policies, and community values. The department assists the community in establishing land use and neighborhood plans and ensures the quality of new projects through the design and development review process. The Department staffs the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC), the Council Neighborhoods Committee, the Downtown Committee, and the Visual Arts Committee in addition to establishing and maintaining communications with citizens, developers, businesses, other governmental agencies, and City departments. The Department also provides technical and policy support to the City Manager and other departments.

News & Announcements

East Whisman Precise Plan Community Workshop

Come and participate in creating a new vision for the East Whisman area by attending a community workshop on July 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Your input will help create a new East Whisman Precise Plan!


Planning Division Update (June 2016)Planning Division Update (June 2016)
This is a list of private development projects and long range projects that the Planning Division is currently working on.