All projects are submitted and reviewed electronically. Please send the application and appropriate documents/plans to  to submit or resubmit. Please email us or call 805-237-3970 if you have any questions! 


The Planning Division is responsible for assisting the City Council, Planning Commission, and the Development Review Committee in establishing land use policies and plans and subsequently implementing them.

Land Use Policies

The city's land use policies and plans are intended to help insure orderly growth and development, including but not limited to adequate infrastructure (streets, water, sewers, etc.) to serve the community now and into the foreseeable future.

General Plan & Zoning Code

The city's General Plan is the document containing the city's land use policy, and the city's specific plans and Zoning Code are implementation tools. All land use related applications and entitlements are processed through the Planning Division.  Maps showing General Plan land use designations and zoning districts are available here.

Development Activity (Pipeline) Reports 

The Development Activity Report (or Project "Pipeline" Report) is a summary of major planning entitlement applications that are in process, or have been approved but have not completed construction.

View the most recent Pipeline Reports.

View Report Archives.

Annexation Reports

The Annexation Map and Summary Report (PDF) outlines all annexations of new land which have occurred from the original City, dating back to 1952.


City Hall is currently closed to the public due to the COVID emergency.  During this time, City staff is still available via telephone and email.  We are accepting all planning applications digitally. Please submit your completed application with appropriate supporting materials to If your attachments exceed 20MB, you will need to transfer your documents through a third-party file-hosting service such as Dropbox or Google Drive.  If you do not have access to this type of service, you can use the City's box, here.  Once your application is received, you will be contacted to submit the required fee deposit.  Credit card transactions are subject to an approximately 3% convenience fee.  We can accept checks submitted by mail, but review of the application will be delayed until the check is received.     

As  permitted by California Executive Order N-29-20, which allows for a deviation of teleconference rules required by the Ralph M. Brown Act, public hearings are proceeding as teleconferences.  Meetings are live-streamed at the City's YouTube page here.