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Community Development
The Planning and Economic Development Department directs the Planning, Engineering, Building Safety, and the Economic Development departments.

Responsibilities include:
  • Building safety - Ensures the safety of new buildings, tenant improvements, residential improvements, industrial improvements, pools, spas, etc.
  • Development - Handles Airport development and industrial park development 
  • Historic preservation - Works with the Historic Preservation Commission
  • Land use law and code enforcement - Ensures compliance and regulation
  • Long-term planning - Reviews and approves general plan updates, annexations, census information, zoning maps, planning districts, design guidelines, sign codes, etc.
  • Permit issuance for new buildings, improvements to existing structures and demolitions
  • Short-term planning - Reviews and approves all entitlement plans, including zoning, site plans, pre-plats, final plats, minor and major general plan amendments, subdivisions, minor land divisions, master plan developments, addressing, rights of way, Planning Commission and Town Council staff reports, etc.