Community Development


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

Applications available for affordable housing waitlist.

The Fountains, a senior affordable housing complex, is currently accepting applications for its waitlist. Click article title to learn more.

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Planning Counter HoursPlanning Counter Hours

Effective March 27, 2017, the Planning Division Public Counter hours will be reduced due to staffing limitations until further notice. Click on More for details.

The Building Division Public Counter hours will remain.


Planning Division Update (November 2017)Planning Division Update (November 2017)
This is a list of private development projects and long range projects that the Planning Division is currently working on.