Planning & Zoning

Planning and Zoning manages and implements the City's General Plan, Local Coastal Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Landscape Guidelines, Flood and Seismic Hazard mapping, and California Environmental Quality Act. This Division processes various land use entitlements for public hearing by the City and provides design review, plan check, and field inspections for zoning, environmental, and other conditions of approval for new and existing development.

In addition, this Division processes a variety of administrative and ministerial permits ranging from signs and home occupations to liquor licenses and temporary events. The Division also administers the City's census data, historic resources, and provides CC&R oversight to the City's 31 Homeowners Associations and 75 commercial, industrial, and residential planned unit developments.

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