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C&ED Planning Division

Division Manager:
Patrick Kelly, AICP

Main Number:
(209) 577-5267

Planning Division Overview:

The Planning Division plays a critical role in achieving the City Council’s goals and objectives relative to the physical development of the community.

The Planning Division is responsible for administering the City’s land use planning and entitlement system, managing and coordinating the General Plan, Specific Plans, zoning and land division. The Planning Division also assists in the management of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), oversees California Environmental Quality Act review, and manages implementation through annexations, precise plans, zoning, use permits, variances, and subdivision maps.

In furtherance of these goals, the Division serves as staff to the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustment and often engages the Council’s Economic Development Committee on policy direction.

Current Planning Activities
  • Tentative and Parcel Maps
  • Zone Changes
  • Use Permits
  • Variances
  • Plot Plans
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Lot Line Adjustments
  • Abandonment of Public Right of Way
  • Planned Developments (PD Zoning)

Long Range Planning Activities

  • General Plan Management
  • General Plan Master EIR Management
  • Urban Growth Policy Review
  • Master Development Plans
  • Annexations
  • Review of Outside Agency Referrals
  • CEQA support