Community Development

Alhambra Building

About the Department

The Community Development Department is comprised of five divisions: Building, Code Enforcement, Economic Development, Housing, and Planning. The Department's primary roles include the day to day administration of the City's land use regulations, building permit review of conformance with zoning regulations, rehabilitation and creation of affordable housing, creation of a vibrant and stable local business community, and ensuring compliance with the Zoning Code and other City and state regulations. The department partners with other departments and agencies to stimulate economic growth, create new jobs, and plan for long-term development in the city.


  • Building - Ensure safe construction of buildings.
  • Code Enforcement - Promote a safe and blight-free community.
  • Economic Development - Create a vibrant business environment.
  • Housing - Administer housing programs which include Homeowner Rehabilitation Programs.
  • Planning - Administer and implement the City's land use functions.

‍Online Services

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See our How to Guide for help on using the Permit Portal. 

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Planning Appointments

Meet with Planning Staff Monday through Thursday for 30-minute intervals at the Community Development Department within City Hall.

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