All projects are submitted and reviewed electronically. Please send the application and appropriate documents/plans to firstname.lastname@example.org to submit or resubmit. Please email us or call 805-237-3970 if you have any questions!
The Planning Division is responsible for assisting the City Council, Planning Commission, and the Development Review Committee in establishing land use policies and plans and subsequently implementing them.
Land Use Policies
The city's land use policies and plans are intended to help insure orderly growth and development, including but not limited to adequate infrastructure (streets, water, sewers, etc.) to serve the community now and into the foreseeable future.
General Plan & Zoning Code
The city's General Plan is the document containing the city's land use policy, and the city's specific plans and Zoning Code are implementation tools. All land use related applications and entitlements are processed through the Planning Division. Maps showing General Plan land use designations and zoning districts are available here.
Development Activity (Pipeline) Reports
The Development Activity Report (or Project "Pipeline" Report) is a summary of major planning entitlement applications that are in process, or have been approved but have not completed construction.
View the most recent Pipeline Reports.
View Report Archives.
The Annexation Map and Summary Report (PDF) outlines all annexations of new land which have occurred from the original City, dating back to 1952.
June 1, 2021. City Hall is now open to the public for limited counter hours:
Monday - Thursday
10 am - 12 noon & 1 pm - 3 pm.
City staff is available all regular business hours via telephone, email, and by appointment.
We are accepting all planning applications digitally. Please submit your completed application with appropriate supporting materials to email@example.com. If your attachments exceed 20MB, you will need to transfer your documents through a third party file hosting service such as Dropbox or Google Drive. If you do not have access to this type of service, you can use the City's box, here.
Once your application is received, you will be contacted to submit the required fee deposit. Credit card transactions are subject to an approximately 3% convenience fee. Checks can submitted in person during counter hours. Outside counter hours, there is a mailbox in the lobby of City Hall that is available to receive documents whenever the library is open.
Public hearings have returned to in-person meetings with a remote option available. Meetings are live-streamed at the City's YouTube page here.