The Planning Division is responsible for working with the City Council and the Planning Commission to create and implement long-range plans, including the Local Coastal Plan, for the City's growth and development consistent with approved planning principles and state law. Additionally, the Planning Division is responsible for:
  • Providing information to the public on the City's land use policies and regulations.
  • Review of project applications (including potential environmental impacts) for compliance with all city, state, and federal land use laws.
  • Management of special projects, including but not limited to oversight of parks and open space planning, grant writing, and assisting in redevelopment agency administration.

​Land Use Policies

Most of the City's land use policy documents are noted to the left; you may search for land use policy and project documents and information handouts not identified on this page in the Document Center.  

View the Staff Directory for more contact information.