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Major Planning EffortsPlanning Central

  • 2015 General Plan Implementation
    Following Council adoption of the General Plan update in December 2011, a number of key implementation efforts have been initiated.
  • 2015 Housing Element Update
    The City’s Housing Element is being updated pursuant to State law. This update is required due to legislative changes associated with the Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) and a new eight-year planning period.
  • 2015 Major Issues Project Compliance Checklist
    The City’s Land Development Team (LDT) has developed a new checklist to help identify major issues that applicants may encounter while pursuing development application approvals. The checklist outlines various questions that may arise when considering development of a property and includes references to the most commonly applied City Ordinances and development standards.
  • AUD Program
    The AUD Program Ordinance carries out a key implementation action of the City’s 2011 General Plan. The intent of the Program is to support the construction of smaller, more affordable residential units near transit and within easy walking and biking distance to commercial services and parks.
  • Local Coastal Program Update (LCP)
    The City’s Local Coastal Program, comprised of the Land Use Plan (LUP) and the Implementation Plan (IP), is being updated to address new and emerging issues. This planning effort is funded by a grant from the California Coastal Commission and public involvement is encouraged.
  • New Zoning Ordinance (NZO)
    The City will be updating the Zoning Ordinance, Title 28, over the next two years and encourages public involvement. The Zoning Ordinance establishes the zone classifications, permitted uses, development standards, and permit process for land development and use.
  • Noise Ordinance Update
    The City is updating its Noise Ordinance (Title 9, Chapter 16 of the City’s Municipal Code) that establishes prohibitions on certain noise levels.
  • Vacation Rentals
    The City is exploring ways to address vacation rentals operating in areas that do not permit lease terms of less than 30 days. A community outreach effort is underway and public involvement is encouraged.
  • Parcel Information Lookup
    Use this page to lookup information on a specific parcel by entering the address or the parcel number. You will find records of issued and open permits.
  • Climate Action Plan
    Use this link to reach our current Climate Action Plan.
  • Medicinal Marijuana Dispensary Permits
    Medical Marijuana Storefront Collective Dispensaries are regulated by Chapter 28.80 of the Zoning Ordinance, (Medical Cannabis Dispensaries).
Last Updated: Dec 3, 2014