Planning Division

Mission

Our mission is to guide and regulate the City’s growth and land use development by creating and implementing zoning ordinances and long-range land use plans; reviewing subdivision and site development plans; and by providing professional and technical expertise to citizens, elected and appointed officials, and other City Departments.

Goals

  1. Promote quality development and uses of the land through the conscientious application of regulations.
  2. Protect the City’s natural environments and unique natural resources, and promote the benefits and implementation of green infrastructure.
  3. Preserve, restore, and repurpose historic sites, structures, and buildings to safeguard the community’s heritage, making it available to future generations for civic enjoyment and educational purposes.
  4. Facilitate economic growth through various plans and programs.
  5. Enhance the City’s quality of life by offering safe public spaces and efficient multimodal transportation options.

Objectives

  1. Process zoning applications expeditiously and efficiently.
  2. Provide ethical and professional customer service standards with enduring respect for our customers and public trust.
  3. Prepare and facilitate the implementation of plans, studies, and reports.
  4. Continually assess existing ordinances, regulations and processes administered by the division to streamline or amend as needed.
  5. Identify and apply for local, state and/or federal assistance programs to further division’s goals or to assist other City departments or agencies in their applications.