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Planning serves as the point of entry for development proposals, and provides assistance to developers, builders, and residents navigating the regulatory process. This process can include single family property owners, as well as residential and commercial production scale builders. On a daily basis, staff assists customers with permit processing and interpretation of City policies related to zoning and subdivision ordinances. In advance planning, staff creates policies to implement and update the General Plan, including the Housing Element, by providing assistance to the task force, steering committee and other community groups involved with land use policy. A major project in the Planning Division over the next 2 years will be the development of a new General Plan.

The Planning Division counter hours are 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday.

For more information, please call the Planning Division at 925-372-3515.

The Planning Division staffs the Planning Commission, Design Review Committee and Zoning Administrator.

The Planning Division processes the following applications:    

Development Review
Environmental Review
General Plan Amendments
Conditional Use Permits
Design Review
Sign Approval
Tree Removal Permits
Secondary Housing Units
Subdivision of land
Building Permit Review for compliance w/zoning
Planned Unit Development