Community Development

Through the efforts of four divisions, this department is responsible for orderly development within the City:

  • The Planning Division performs current planning functions which include the ongoing review and processing of development plans, as well as advance planning for future development needs.
  • The Building and Safety Divisions check building plans, issues permits for construction work and inspects structures to ensure code compliance.
  • The Housing Division administers block grant funds.
  • Under a contract, the City Engineer is responsible for design and preparation of specifications for public improvement construction projects such as streets, storm drains, traffic signals, etc.