The mission of the Planning Division is to assist the city in maintaining its comprehensive plan and land development regulations in a manner that responds to community values.

The Planning Division provides advice on planning and land development issues facing the city. This includes assistance in the formulation and administration of plans, regulations, programs and budgets for capital projects. The division provides the city with professional expertise in the following areas:
  • Coastal management
  • Conservation
  • Environmental protection
  • Growth management
  • Historic preservation
  • Housing
  • Intergovernmental coordination
  • Land use
  • Parks and recreation
  • Redevelopment
  • Transportation
  • Urban design
  • Utility planning

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