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Danny Castro 
Community Development Director
(415) 289-4133

Calvin Chan 
Senior Planner
(415) 289-4129  

Katie Faulkner
Associate Planner
(415) 289-4135

David Chursenoff
Assistant Planner
(415) 289-4108

McKenna Ramiro
Interim Administrative Aide
(415) 289-4132

Planning Division

The Planning Division processes applications for discretionary planning permits for development projects proposed by private individuals and undertakes the preparation of advanced planning projects such as plan and ordinance amendments. The Division provides staff support for the Planning Commission, Historical Landmarks Board, and the Trees and Views Committee as well as the City Council. Additionally, the Code Enforcement Officer enforces the City's development regulations and permit conditions.

The Planning Division's responsibilities are as follows:

  1. CURRENT PLANNING. Planning Division staff provide support to the Planning Commission, Historical Landmarks Board, Trees and Views Committee, and City Council. Planning staff review and analyze applications for various permits, including design review permits, conditional use permits, sign permits, variances, and zoning permits. Staff also evaluate and determine the appropriate level of environmental review for current planning projects. The Community Development Director reviews and acts upon certain minor permits as the Zoning Administrator.
  2. ADVANCED PLANNING. Planning Division staff prepare and update long-range plans, including General Plan Elements and the Marinship Specific Plan on an as-needed basis. In addition, updates and modifications of the City’s development regulations are handled by the Planning Division staff. Special projects, including protection of historical resources, preparation of economic development studies, and creation of design guidelines are advance planning projects handled by the planning staff. 
  3. CODE ENFORCEMENT. Planning Division staff investigate complaints of regarding violations of the Municipal Code and Zoning Ordinance on private and public property, as well as City's development regulations and permit conditions. Upon receipt of a complaint, Planning staff contact the property and/or business owners, provide options for compliance, and if compliance is not achieved, issue citations. Code enforcement is generally handled on a complaint basis. 
  4. PUBLIC INFORMATION. Planning Division staff maintain information for residents, property owners, and business owners regarding land use and zoning matters, as well as property records for all parcels within the City limits. This service is available at the public counter, in addition to via telephone and email.

PHONE:  (415) 289-4128
FAX: (415) 339-2256

Monday - Thursday  8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
Friday  8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Last updated: 7/7/2017 10:23:08 AM