OSPCD: Planning & Zoning

City of Somerville FY21 Budget

Mission Statement

The mission of the OSPCD Planning & Zoning division is to coordinate the long range plans for the city, establish plans for various neighborhoods, manage redevelopment projects, administer and guide the zoning amendment process, and protect historic resources.

Changes from FY20

Personal Services - A 6% decrease in personal services is driven by budgeted vacancy lag in the vacant Administrative Assistant and Historic Planner positions.
The Planner Position has been budgeted at 75% of year with an expected start date of 10/1/20, and the Administrative Assistant has been budgeted at 50% of the year with an expected start date of 1/1/21.


Ordinary Maintenance - An overall decline of 29% is driven by a $75K decrease in the professional and technical services budget as a result of deferred neighborhood plans and other planning efforts to FY22.

FY21 Budget Proposal

Departmental Organization

FY21 Positions Listing