Effective March 1, 2016 every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, Community Development will be open at 8:30 a.m. instead of 7:30 a.m.

Development Services
Includes all activities to promote or facilitate development projects that are consistent with development standards and goals and policies of the general plan that will enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the City and will be compatible with surrounding existing land uses.This includes advising prospective developers and property owners, reviewing and processing development proposals pursuant to the state development and planning laws and procedures, the State Map Act, and CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act); dispensing general zoning, planning and subdivision information; reviewing construction plans for compliance with zoning regulations, clearing business license applications, entertainment, special permits, temporary use permits and truth-in-sales for compliance with zoning and development standards.

The most common types of permits and activities administered by Development Services are listed below. Additional information and application forms are available by double clicking on the type of land-based permit or activity you are interested in seeking.

**Development Permit Application

Applicants should make an appointment with a planner to discuss their project, applicable development standards, fees, submittal package, other requirements, and environmental documentation that will be applicable to a proposed development project. To schedule an appointment call (310) 217-9530.

Applications may be filed by making an appointment with a planner. To schedule an appointment call (310) 217-9530.

Planning
Planning includes activities and initiatives to promote implementation of the General Plan goals and policies and guide growth and development in the City. This includes development of zoning, subdivision, and related standards and regulations to implement the General Plan; implement state mandates and monitor demographic, physical, and environmental data about the City.

  • Click here for 2010 Census General Demographic Information.