Development Process

Stages of Review

The City's development process commences with an Administrative, Planning Commission and / or City Council review of proposed projects and applications. An Administrative review of a project consists of the review, a recommendation and / or ruling by City staff. This takes place at Development Review Committee (DRC) meetings, which are held every other Wednesday at City Hall. Please refer to the DRC Schedule for the current deadlines and hearing dates. 
Certain types of projects must also be reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission. These projects include subdivisions (tentative tracts over five lots) and Conditional Use Permits. These meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

Finally, projects involving a legislative act, such as Zone changes, General Plan amendments or development agreements, must be reviewed and approved by the City Council. These meetings occur on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

View the Development Process flow chart.