Planning Responsibilities

Responsibility Areas

The Planning Department has three primary areas of responsibility:

Long Range Planning

Long range planning includes the preparation and update of a comprehensive plan for the future development of the city and the planning region.

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning involves many activities including:

  • Annexation
  • Disposition of surplus property
  • Geographic Information System
  • Maintenance of the official street map
  • Street and right-of-way closures
  • Street naming

Land Use Controls

The land use controls prepared and administered by the Planning Department include the Municipal Zoning Code and the Municipal Subdivision Regulations.

Staff Responsibilities

The Staff of the Planning Department provide support and technical assistance to: