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

Planning Public Counter ClosurePlanning Public Counter Closure

The Planning Division Public Counter will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. only on Wednesday, September 5, 2019 and will be closed the remainder of the day. The Building Public Counter will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Normal Planning Public Counter hours will resume the following day (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Planning Division Current Project ListPlanning Division Current Project List

This is a list of private development and long range projects that the Planning Division is currently working on citywide. Click more for information.