Welcome to the Planning Division. Within the City’s Community Development Department, the Planning division is committed to providing the community with personal attention, accurate and detailed information, and timely responses in a manner that instills public trust and confidence while exceeding service expectations.
Director | Susan Healy Keene, AICP
City Planner | Jonathan Lait, AICP
Planning Division Projects
Central Area Single-Family Home Bulk & Mass Study -Exploring ways to reduce percieved size of new homes and provide adequate parking in the Central Area.
Zoning Code Reorganization -Updating the City's Zoning Code to make it easier to read and to apply to development projects.
Housing Programs - The City is committed to planning for the housing needs of the community. Currently, the City is updating its Housing Element for the 2014-2021 Planning Period.
Sustainability - Educate the community about sustainability issues and promote ecologically-sensitive practices.
Zoning Review - Review projects for compliance with City zoning codes, work with applicants to obtain any necessary entitlements.
Entitlements - Provide information and assistance in obtaining reviews and entitlements prior to applying for a building permit.
Planning Commission- Support the Planning Commission who are charged with overseeing administration of the zoning code.
Architectural Commission - Support the Architectural Commission who are charged with approving the architecture of commercial and multi-family buildings.
Cultural Heritage Commission - Support the Cultural Heritage Commission who are charged with recommending the designation of historic properties to City Council and reviewing Mills Act program applications.
Design Review Commission - Support the Design Review Commission who are charged with approving the architecture of the parts of single-family homes that are visible from City streets.
Gateway Development Project - The City Council will continue its public hearing for this project on October 15, 2013 at 7:00pm, in City Council Chambers at City Hall.
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