Planning Department

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The mission of the Planning Department is to facilitate the physical growth and development of the City in a sustainable manner that reflects its unique and vibrant character. To accomplish this, we manage long-range plans that reflects the needs and desires of the community, develop ordinances and policies that effectively implement these plans, and thoroughly process and review land development proposals and applications. We work closely with land developers and builders to ensure compliance with all City codes, ordinances, and policies. In doing so, we help to establish safe and attractive residential neighborhoods and businesses.

  1. Articles of Interest
  1. Immigration and Urban Growth

    After growing in the first half of the decade, some cities might be losing population. Is this because of the pace of immigration has slowed?

  2. Debating the Merits of Hydrogen and Batteries for Buses

    To switch to fully electric bus fleets, transit agencies can invest in batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. Both have their advantages.

  3. California to Study a Ban on Sales of Cars with Internal Combustion Engines

    California Assemblyman Phil Ting has tried unsuccessfully for the last two years to end the sale of new gas and diesel-powered passenger motor vehicles by 2040. He achieved some success by securing funds in an approved budget bill to study a ban.

  4. Orange County Streetcar Project Ignoring Equity Issues, Say Activists

    Critics say transportation officials have failed to address the potential equity and displacement effects of the Southern California streetcar project.