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.