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Planning Counter Hours:
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Zoning Information

 (310) 253-5725

General Office Hours:
7:30 am to 5:30 pm
(City Hall closed every other Friday)

Planning Main Line

(310) 253-5710


Michael Allen
Contract Planning Manager
(310) 253-5710


Susan Yun
Senior Planner
(310) 253-5755


Jose Mendivil
Associate Planner
(310) 253-5757


Gabriela Silva
Associate Planner
(310) 253-5736


Peter Sun
Assistant Planner
(310) 253-5706

Current Planning Division

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The Planning Division maintains and implements the City’s General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and prepares other specialized planning documents, including Specific Plans. The division review development requests for conformance with the City’s planning policies and standards, and conducts environmental review under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Planning Division also monitors and analyzes regional planning issues to determine their impact to the City. The division provides staff support to the Planning Commission, and City Council through the processing of rezoning, subdivisions, site plan reviews, use permits, variances, and other entitlements as shown on our Active Project List.


Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Can I convert my garage into a room?

  • Can I have a business at my residence?

  • Do I need a permit for signage?

  • Do I need a permit to have an event on my property?

  • How high can my fence be?

  • I'm interested in opening a business, where and how can I find information about a particular space?

  • What are the parking requirements for my business or my residence?

  • What are the setbacks and development standards for my property zoned residential?

  • What is a legal non-conforming property, what does this mean to me?

  • What is the process to remodel my single family residence

  • What is the zoning designation for my property?

  • What type of permit do I need to sell alcohol at my commercial establishment?

  • Where are my property lines?

  • Why do I need a survey?