DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT
The Development Services Department carries out the Building & Safety, Economic Development, Housing, Planning, Public Works-Engineering, and Public Works-Maintenance functions of the City. The Development Services Department is divided into six divisional areas.
Public Works Engineering Hours: Monday thru Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Planning Hours: Monday thru Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. & alternating Fridays 7:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Building and Safety Hours: Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Plan Check Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
Building and Safety Division is responsible for reviewing and inspecting residential, commercial, and industrial plans. This Division is responsible to ensure that public life safety is protected; environmental laws and concerns are addressed; and that state and county and City’s Building codes are followed.
Economic Development encourages economic growth including public and private development projects, business outreach, recruitment and retention; and marketing programs and related duties in support of these efforts. The Division focuses on envisioning, coordinating and implementing comprehensive development projects that will have a significant and positive impact upon the City in the form of increased sales tax base, increased property values, community beautification and improving the quality of life in the community.
Housing Division is responsible for assisting residents with single family detached homes that are owned and occupied by low- and moderate-income households by providing them rehabilitation assistance to address basic housing needs. To correct hazardous structural conditions; to make improvements considered necessary to eliminate blight; and to correct building and health code deficiencies and improve handicapped access.
Planning Division is responsible for providing services in current and advanced planning. Planning also is responsible for updating the City’s General Plan, the processing of applications for land use permits, film permits, new development, residential remodels, signs, and temporary uses.
Public Works – Engineering Division provides for design, construction, and oversight of the City’s infrastructure for the benefit of the general public. Other activities include issuance of permits and inspection of construction affecting the public right-of-way, enforcing various regulatory requirements, and addressing any issues regarding streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, traffic signals, sewers, parks, other City facilities.
Public Works – Maintenance Division is responsible for a variety of services such as graffiti removal, street, curb and sidewalk restoration and parkway tree related issues, refuse and recycling, traffic issues and road closures. The Maintenance Division also operates and maintains City-owned facilities, parks, roads, sidewalks and curb infrastructures and provides partial maintenance on sewers and storm drains.