Community Development

Responsibilities and Services

The Community Development Department performs a variety of services intended to protect, maintain, and develop an attractive, safe, and healthy environment for residents and the business community. The department's primary function is to oversee property development and land use activities in the city.

Planning Commission

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Building Safety reviews construction plans, tracks interdepartmental reviews, issues permits, and provides inspectionsto ensure code compliance.

Neighborhood Enhancement services include initiating and managing code enforcement actions and supporting the Sustainable City Committee.

Oilfield Services

Enforces noise, safety, and appearance provisions to the Oil Code.

Planning Services 

  • Providing staff support for the Planning Commission
  • Providing technical assistance regarding the rules and regulations for the development of private property
  • Reviewing and managing development projects consistent with the provisions of the General Plan and Municipal Code
  • Provide information on housing and population estimates. You may also visit the State Department of Finance.