Development/Environmental Review

Manage the development review process, including project environmental review and stakeholder involvement, in order to protect and preserve the City’s resources and quality of life.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Provide support to City Council, Planning Commission, Architectural Board of Review, Historic Landmarks Commission, Single Family Design Board, and Staff Hearing Officer.


Review, analyze, and make recommendations on project proposals by private property owners and government agencies. Review takes place through all stages of development including pre-application, staff analysis, public hearings, plan check, construction, and future monitoring.


Administer environmental review process in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), when appropriate.


Provide public information and permit services at the public counter and in phone calls and meetings with members of the public interested in projects.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

Continue regular outreach to Land Development Team stakeholders (architects, planners, engineers, contractors, developers) through use of LDT Bulletins, City website, advanced notification of relevant hearings, "Open House" or similar events, etc.


Re-format 30-day Land Development Team response letter to more closely align with the Application Completeness Letter to present an updated and consistent appearance to the public.


Provide two internal staff trainings on environmental review policies and/or procedures.


Develop written procedures for a streamlined review process for Accessory Dwelling Units that require a Coastal Development Permit.

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