Planning Department

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The mission of the Planning Department is to facilitate the physical growth and development of the City in a sustainable manner that reflects its unique and vibrant character. To accomplish this, we manage long-range plans that reflects the needs and desires of the community, develop ordinances and policies that effectively implement these plans, and thoroughly process and review land development proposals and applications. We work closely with land developers and builders to ensure compliance with all City codes, ordinances, and policies. In doing so, we help to establish safe and attractive residential neighborhoods and businesses.

  1. Articles of Interest
  1. As EV Sales Soar, Transportation Emissions Continue to Increase

    California has embraced electric vehicles like no other state, with success reflected in increased sales and registration data, yet transportation emissions have increased for the last four years, primarily from light-duty vehicles.

  2. Oakland's Adaptive Bike Share Program

    The pilot program seeks to make bike share more inclusive by providing bikes designed to make biking easy and accessible for disabled riders.

  3. Monday Map: Water Infrastructure in New Orleans

    The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans has launched its first public dashboards to track its operations and initiatives.

  4. Ban on Living and Sleeping in Vehicles Approved in San Diego

    A recently reinstated ordinance prohibits people from living out of their cars. The city says it wants to people to use "safe parking lots" where other services are available.