Community Development
Phone   (805) 388-5360 
Fax   (805) 388-5388


The Department of Community Development administers and implements state and local planning and zoning laws, the City's General Plan and Specific Plans, the subdivision and sign ordinances and assists in coordinating economic development activities. The department reviews each site-specific development application, whether commercial, industrial or residential, to ensure that the uses meet the City's architectural, landscaping and development standards. Each project is reviewed to assess its compliance with the City's growth ordinance as well as applicable state and federal environmental guidelines. The Monthly Report is a listing of the curent and pending projects within the city. The department is also involved with special events, regional planning, open space and redevelopment programs.