The Planning Division ensures all development adheres to the long term goals and objectives of the city’s General Plan which serves as the city’s roadmap and guides the overall form of the city. The Planning Division reviews proposed residential, commercial, industrial and open space development for consistency with the standards and policies adopted by the city, and ensure quality of life is prioritized by way of compatibility, design and economic viability. Depending on the nature of a project, an approval may be issued administratively or by way of discretionary action by the Planning Commission, or the City Council.

Planning Counter Hours

The Planning Counter is available Monday – Thursday, 7-11:30 a.m., and 1-5 p.m., closed Fridays. If you cannot come in during counter hours, call 323-563-9526 or send an email to arrange an appointment that will accommodate your schedule.