Community Development

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Mission Statement

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

Overview

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

Rental Housing Committee Recruitment Begins

Applications are now available for volunteers to serve on the Rental Housing Committee per voter-approved Measure V. Click the title of this news item to read more.


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