About the Planning Division
The Planning Division's primary functions are Current Planning and Long-Range Planning.
Current Planning includes:
- Implementation of the Zoning Ordinance, which provides the procedures, standards, and regulations for land use decisions. The Zoning Ordinance may be viewed by clicking here. The Zoning Map may be viewed by clicking here.
- Review of development proposals in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
- The processing of applications. The most common types of applications include use permits, site development permits, sign permits, home occupations, and lot line adjustments.
- Enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance
- Providing public information related to development projects
- Historic preservation
- Demographics information
Long-Range Planning includes:
Propel Vallejo, a three year effort (commenced January 2014) to:
- Comprehensively update both the City's General Plan and Zoning Code (the land use policy document and implementation controls required for all California cities and counties);
- Prepare a Specific Plan for Sonoma Boulevard from Curtola Parkway to Redwood Street; and
- Prepare an Environmental Impact Report for all components.
Please go to www.propelvallejo.com for more information.
Other Functions of the Division are:
- Supporting the Planning Commission, a seven-member group appointed by the City Council to make decisions or recommendations on land use issues.
- Supporting the Architectural Heritage and Landmarks Commission, a seven-member group appointed by the City Council to guide the preservation of the Architectural Heritage District and the St. Vincent's Hill Historic District.
- Supporting the Beautification and Design Review Board, a seven-member group appointed by the City Council to promote orderly, harmonious and attractive development within the downtown and waterfront areas.