The Planning Division



The Community Development Department, along with most other Town staff, continue to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Staff working hours are Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

While working remotely staff is responding to all e-mails and phone calls as quickly as we can.   You can expect a response from Community Development Department staff (Planning and Building) within 1 business day.  

Please note, if calls or e-mails are received after 6 p.m. on Thursdays, or on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, they will be responded to the following Monday.

You can reach Community Development Department staff by calling (707) 838-1021 or by e-mailing Jessica Jones, Community Development Director, at

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What We Do

The Planning Division works to foster community dialogue about issues involving the built and natural environment. By planning for the future, the community works to solve current problems, anticipate future needs and analyze alternatives which will help shape tomorrow and create opportunities for future generations. Projects commonly handled by the Planning Division include developing future plans for the Town, reviewing new commercial and housing projects and assisting in the development of affordable housing.

The Division of Building Inspection is responsible for the enforcement of the California Code of Regulations to safeguard the public health and welfare and access to persons with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Planning and Building Divisions of the Community Development Department are staffed by professionals who have specialized knowledge in a wide range of issues, including Community Development and Land Use Planning, Building Codes and Permits, Code Enforcement, Environmental Review, Urban Design, and Affordable Housing.