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Mission Statement

The Community Development Department is dedicated to increasing the level of service by providing programs that enhance the quality of life and implementing standards for the physical development of the community that promotes the health, safety and general welfare of the community.

Department Objectives

The purpose of the Community Development Department is to maintain, and guide the orderly development and continued revitalization of the City’s physical development and environment. The department’s goals are to implement the City’s vision and be an agent for the implementation of the City’s Comprehensive General Plan and City Council policy.
Being charged with this mission, the Community Development Department oversees every phase of development within the City, including the design and construction of new structures and the uses thereof, the environmental impacts of new proposals, property maintenance, and the underlying infrastructure supporting the built environment. The department also administers the funding of rental assistance, and other funds to help residents business owners improve their properties.
In order to accomplish these objectives, the Community Development Department is broken down into four main divisions which includes Planning (Code Enforcement), Building and Safety, Engineering, and Housing. Public counter hours for all divisions are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with the exception of Wednesdays which are from 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. Should you have any questions or comments, or would like to set an appointment outside of the scheduled counter hours, please contact the department at (562) 420-2641.