Community Development

Responsibilities

The Community Development Department is responsible for the Planning, Building, and Community Preservation division functions. Staff reviews all residential, commercial, and industrial projects in the City. 

DIVISIONS

The Community Development Department consists of three divisions: 

Planning

The Planning Division writes and updates the City's General Plan and Specific Plans. Staff reviews all projects for zoning compliance, processes land division applications, and processes all environmental assessments and reports.

Building

The Building Division regulates building and associated construction activities to protect public health, safety and welfare pursuant to uniform construction codes governing land use and code enforcement. The staff's activities include building plan review and inspection during construction.

Community Preservation

The Community Preservation Division administers the prevention, detection, investigation, and enforcement of violations of laws regulating public nuisance, public health, safety, and welfare, public works, business activities, building standards, land-use, or municipal affairs. This division also includes management and implementation of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.