The Planning Division is responsible for both current and
long range administration of state, regional, and local land use
Types of Planning:
Current planning involves the review of development
applications for conformance with City plans, ordinances and
policies related to zoning, urban design, subdivision, and the
California Environmental Quality Act. Processing of development
applications also includes the consideration of public input at
Planning Commission, Zoning Administrator, Architectural Review
and Historic Preservation Board, and City Council meetings.
Long range planning involves the City’s policy
planning activities, which include analyzing and preparing
various planning documents such as the City’s General Plan,
specific plans, Design Guidelines, and other land use studies.
Community Development staff also assemble and maintain community
data and demographics and coordinate the reporting of this data
to outside agencies.
City facilities, including City Hall where the Planning Division
is located, are open to the public BY APPOINTMENT
ONLY. This allows commerce to continue to occur, but
also implements social distancing, as meetings are staggered.
This effort allows the City to help mitigate the potential spread
of COVID-19 from person to person. Call (530) 879-6800 to
make an appointment for the Planning Division.