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Welcome to the Planning Division. It is our goal to provide City residents with quality services.  We provide a wide range of services, which guide development and implementation of the City's urban development policies. These services include ongoing activities such as development review and the preparation and maintenance of the City's comprehensive master plan elements, and one-time activities, which involve policy planning and analysis, special projects planning and other mid-and long-range plans. We invite you to explore our website, which we are continually making improvements to, and adding new elements. If you would like to see an added feature, or would like to provide feedback, please write us at

The Planning Division is comprised of four major divisions: 

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Comprehensive Planning and Development Review

Comprehensive Planning & Development Review provides a wide range of planning services to guide the development and implementation of the City's urban policies, including the preparation and maintenance of the City's Comprehensive Plan elements and on-going development review.

Neighborhood Planning, Preservation and Design

It is the mission of Neighborhood Planning, Preservation and Design to maintain and strengthen existing residential and commercial neighborhoods focusing on the downtown, Isthmus and central city as well as to protect and enhance the City's natural, cultural, aesthetic and historic resources.



Transportation Planning

Transportation Planning carries out an intergovernmental comprehensive and cooperative transportation planning program and provides staff support to the Policy Board and Technical Advisory Committee.

Link: Data & Map Services

Data and Maps Services

Shared Data activities include the maintenance of the City's Geographic and Property databases, and also include the coordinating requests of City agencies and community organizations for information from the databases.