Community Development

Click here to view the Town's Major Development and Construction Project List (updated quarterly).

Business Licenses are processed by the Town's Administrative Services Department. Please call 707-838-5358 or email For additional information, please visit the Business License website

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 24-48 hoursPlease call (707) 838-1021 and leave a message for a return call or to schedule an appointment with Community Development staff.  

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

 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 Patrick Streeter, Community Development Director, at

Appeals of decisions made by the Planning Commission, Administrative Hearing Officer or Community Development Director will be accepted by the Town via e-mail.  An Appeal Application must be filled out and submitted to Patrick Streeter, Interim Community Development Director, within 10 calendar days after the date of the decision being appealed (Zoning Ordinance Chapter 27.52, Appeals).  Appeals shall be accompanied by the required filing fee, which can be found on the current Fee Schedule; please contact Patrick Streeter for instructions on how to submit the required fee.

General Plan Logo2040 General Plan Now Available!

On April 4, 2018, the Town Council adopted a comprehensive update to the Town’s General Plan.  The General Plan is a statement of the community’s vision for its future. This vision is expressed in the form of narrative, goals, policies and programs that address a wide range of topics, including land use, transportation, housing, public services and facilities, parks and recreation, economic development, environmental resources, conservation, noise, open space and safety.  The General Plan provides a basis for land use decision-making and capital investments in public facilities and infrastructure.  The 2040 General Plan can be viewed or downloaded here: 2040 General Plan

What We Do

The Community Development Department 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 Community Development Department is 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.