The Department of Community Development & Sustainability is responsible for a wide range of functions related to community change evolution, enhancement and preservation. Areas of responsibility include planning and zoning, building inspection and plan check services and economic development. Specific task areas include current and advanced planning, zoning administration, environmental impact studies, management of historic structures, sustainability management, agricultural conservation, city property acquisition and management, code compliance, resale inspections, downtown redevelopment and public information. The Department strives to provide vision and leadership within the context of innovative, high quality, equitable and efficient services which encompass and reflects community values.
The City is in the process of creating a regulatory framework related to the possession and cultivation of medical cannabis. Information and updates on these efforts are posted on the above link.