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The Community Development Department is responsible for the development and implementation of community goals regarding the natural and built environment.  This includes both planning and building

The Department provides administration to the Planning Commission and support to the City Council.  The department is tasked with maintaining the City's General Plan, the blue print for the future of the City, and reviewing planning permit applications.  The Community Development Director serves as the Zoning Administrator.  The Department also administers building permits


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Planning Commission News:  View the Planning Commission meeting for Thursday, January 10, 2019 here.  The next regularly scheduled Planning Commission is on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  All meetings are held in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.  To view past Planning Commission meetings, please visit here.  To view public notices, please visit here

Baylands News:  To view the latest project update, please visit Baylands Project Update.  Please visit the Baylands Information Page for more information.  

Cannabis Business News: At the City Council's special meeting on November 8, the Council introduced Ordinance 632 (Zoning Text Amendment RZ-6-18) to implement the modified operating hours recommended by the Commission. The Ordinance will be scheduled for second reading and adoption in December and will be effective 30 days after its adoption. The Planning Commission recommended City Council approval of RZ-6-18 at their regular meeting on October 25, 2018.

Housing Policy News: At the Housing Authority's special meeting on November 8, the Authority Board adopted updates to the First Time Homebuyer program


Planning Division:  Includes planning application form and fee schedule, planning application handouts, zoning and land use maps, outline of development projects and sites in the City, the General Plan, Planning Commission, and Zoning Administrator information.

Building Division:  Includes general information on what type of work requires a permit, building permit handouts, a building permit fee estimator, and a list of building codes used by the City.