As part of the Community Development Department, the Planning Division provides policy recommendations regarding the long-term growth of the community and guides development through the permit review process to implement the City’s adopted plans, regulations, and codes. We are committed to proactive, community-based planning, and to a livable, sustainable community. The Planning Division oversees the Planning Board, Heritage Commission, and Rancho Review Board.
Long-Range Planning, also referred to as Advance Planning, is the City's long-range policy and strategic planning activities, which include analyzing and preparing various documents through a public process such as the City's General Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning regulations, and other land use studies.
Current Planning involves the processing and review of various development and land use applications for conformance with the City's General Plan, Zoning Code, Specific Plans, and other City land use policies. The processing of development and land use applications include the review of preliminary plans and submittal materials, obtaining public input, and presenting projects for consideration by the Planning Board and City Council at public hearings.