Policy Programs

The Planning Division completes numerous land use related plans, ordinances or programs through annual work plans directed by the City Council and as necessary to respond to changes in California State Law. Most policy work commences with analysis of the land use issue discussed by the City Council or Planning Commission, an official initiation of the work item by the City Council, followed by public outreach, in depth staff research and analysis, completion of any necessary environmental review, and concludes with additional community involvement in the adoption process hearings of the Planning Commission and City Council.