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

The Landlord-Tenant Connection: Tips 4 Talking

The Mountain View Rent Stabilization Program will be holding a community workshop on Thursday, February 21, 2019. This workshop will give you tools on how to engage in a respectful conversation with your tenant or landlord in order to discuss concerns and solve problems under the CSFRA.

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Become a Volunteer Mediator

The City Mediation program is accepting applications now through March 1,2019. Click the title of this news item for more information.

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Unveiling of Sidewalk Studio Utility Box

We invite the community to join us at an unveiling of a utility box