Zoning Counter & Plan Review Services

Protect and improve Santa Barbara’s quality of life by providing information regarding the City’s Planning and Zoning regulations to the community; ensuring that existing and new developments comply with those regulations and making sound decisions as the Staff Hearing Officer consistent with City land use policy.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Staff the planning counter and provide information for the community about land use and zoning requirements, the review process, and other land development issues


Review plans for proposed development for com 2. pliance with zoning requirements.


Prepare amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Zone Map as necessary.


Assist in updating and adding functionality to the City’s permit tracking database as needed and requested.


Perform Staff Hearing Officer tasks including, reviewing reports and plans, conducting hearings, reviewing minutes and resolutions, and assisting in the appeal process.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

Working with consultants and the Information Technology Department, help identify, prioritize and complete first tier (high priority) Accela Optimization Improvements by December 2022.


Provide continued training to staff and applicants on Accela Civic Platform and Accela Citizen Access; update internal procedural documents and external training material as necessary.

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Authorized Positions

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MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

OTHER PROGRAM MEASURES