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What We Do in the Planning Division

  • Current Planning
    • Provide support to the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, and City Council
    • Review and analyze applications for Planning Permits, including design review permits, conditional use permits, sign permits, variances, and zoning permits
    • Publish Public Notices regarding City Council, Planning Commission, and Zoning Administrator hearings
    • Assist in the arbitration of view claims related to trees
    • The Community Development Director also reviews and acts upon certain permits as the Zoning Administrator
    • General Plan Advisory Committee: Provide support to the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, General Plan Advisory Committee, and City Council
  • Advance Planning
    • Prepare and update long-range plans, including the General Plan and the Marinship Specific Plan, on an as-needed basis
    • Update and modify the City’s development regulations
    • Conduct special projects, including protection of historical resources, preparation of economic development studies
  • Code Enforcement
    • Investigate complaints regarding violations of the Municipal Code and Zoning Ordinance on private and public property, as well as City's development regulations and permit conditions
    • Upon receipt of a complaint, contact the property and/or business owners, provide options for compliance, and if compliance is not achieved, issue a citation


  • Any questions about the Planning Division or a project related to the Planning Division may be directed to (415) 289-4128,
  • The Planning Division maintains files for residents, property owners, and business owners regarding land use and zoning matters, as well as property records for all parcels within the City limits; this service is available at the public counter, as well as via telephone and email
  • Please see our Staff Directory for the contact information of individual staff members