The Department of Planning and Community Development endeavors to preserve and enhance the quality of life of all residents of the city by:
- Encouraging and promoting the orderly use of land for redevelopment and growth through intermediate and long range comprehensive and strategic planning
- Implementing the city's Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, and other land use regulations and policies
- Fostering neighborhood revitalization and stability
In fulfilling this mission, the department encourages full citizen participation and effective responses to citizen input in a professional, timely, and courteous manner.
The Planning Department is also responsible for making sure the City's Capital Improvement Program implements the goals and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan.
Comprehensive Plan Update