The Planning Division is responsible for:
  • Work with the Planning Commission and City Council to create and implement long-range plans, including the Local Coastal Plan, for the city's growth and development consistent with approved planning principles and state law.
  • Providing information to the public on the city's land use policies and regulations.
  • Review of project applications (including potential environmental impacts) for compliance with all city, state, and federal land use laws.
  • Management of special projects, including but not limited to oversight of parks and open space planning, grant writing, and assisting in redevelopment agency administration.
  • Issuing Film Permits
Most of the city's land use policy documents are noted to the left. You may search for land use policy and project documents and information handouts not identified on this page in the Document Center.

To view the adopted Downtown Strategic Plan, click here.

To view the adopted Shell Beach Design Standards and Guidelines, click here.

To view the initial study of environmental impact for the Bello Street Bridge Project, click here.