Community Development

Assist the public in managing the development of the community in order to protect and preserve the quality of life, promote a sound economic base and appropriate design, and ensure safe construction, all in balance with the constraints of the City’s environment and resources.

About Community Development

The Community Development Department is responsible for managing the physical development of the City and providing affordable housing, human services, and landlord/tenant services. To accomplish this mission, the Department is divided into four functional divisions: Administration, Housing and Human Services, Building and Safety, and Planning.


Each division manages several programs consisting of policy formulation, economic vitality, inspections and enforcement, maintaining public health, safety and welfare, records management services, housing programs, allocation of Human Services, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA), and Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) funding, homelessness initiatives, Rental Housing Mediation services, review of development proposals, historic preservation, public counter services, support to the Planning Commission, Architectural Board of Review, Historic Landmarks Commission, Single Family Design Board, and Sign Committee, and long range planning with the community.

Department Financial & Staffing Summary

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Department Organizational Chart