Community Development

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Main Number: (714) 229 6720
E-mail the Community Development Department
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm only
Douglas Dancs, P.E., Director of Community Development

The Community Development Department consists of the follow divisions:

Building: (714) 229-6730

Planning: (714) 229-6720

Code Enforcement: (714) 229-6726

Successor Agency: (714) 229-6728

Economic Development: (714) 229-6720

Housing: (714) 229-6728

civic_centerDepartment Overview

The Department's overall mission involves the management of the development review process. The City's Development Services Team consisting of a collaborative effort between the Community Development Department and the Public Works Department has adopted the following mission statement:

Provide a high quality sustainable environment for the City

Much of what the Community Development Department does and what guides our actions starts with the creation or updating of the City General Plan. The General Plan is a reflection of the citizens' goals for the City. It serves as a blueprint to guide development activity. The General Plan focuses on the inter-relationship of land use, housing, safety, open space, circulation, conservation and noise. Our last comprehensive update was concluded in 2001. The Housing Element was updated in 2008 and has been found to be in full compliance with State law.

Implementation of the General Plan takes the form of ordinances, policies, plans and standards such as the Zoning Code, Various Specific Plans, Building Codes (Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical), Economic Development Policies and Programs and Redevelopment Plans.