The Planning Division maintains and implements the City’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and prepares other specialized planning documents, including Specific Plans. The Division reviews 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, City Council, and the Redevelopment Agency through the processing of rezonings, subdivisions, site plan reviews, use permits, variances and other entitlements.
Hours of Operation, Phone, and Fax numbers
The Planning Division staff is here to help you. We can provide you with the information, regulations, and forms you may need to complete your project or approve your new business activity at a specific location. The division's main number is (310) 253-5710, and the fax number is (310) 253-5721 or you can email the department. The zoning code hotline is (310) 253-5725.
The Planning Division is located on the second floor of City Hall.
The office hours are 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.
Hours: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Effective Monday, July 2, 21012, counter hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm Click Here for More Information
Staff Meetings: Tuesdays from 9:30am - 11:30am
The Planning Commission is a body of five residents appointed by the City Council for a four year term. The Planning Commission meets on the second (and sometimes fourth) Wednesday of each month to review and discuss development and other land use and zoning matters.