Planning ensures proposed projects conform and comply with the City's development standards and the State's environmental and subdivision regulations. Ensuring compliance helps to preserve the environment and improve the quality of life within the City.
Planning works with other City divisions, such as Building and Safety, Fire and Engineering, as well as other governmental agencies, to ensure new development has adequate infrastructure and services. Planning also provides zoning and land use process and regulation information to the general public, including:
Property and business owners
Real estate agents
Environmental Documents (CEQA)
Planning documents currently in a public review/comment period, such as Negative Declarations, Initial Studies and Environmental Impact Reports, can be viewed here.