Advance Planning staff are responsible for the development of policies and plans intended to guide the City’s growth and development in the future, including:
Managing information about the City’s population and housing growth
Representing the City in regional planning activities undertaken by the Orange County Council of Governments and Southern California Association of Governments
Implementing and maintaining the General Plan
Drafting new or revised standards to address changes in State planning laws, new types of land uses that are not already addressed by the Municipal Code, or problematic land uses and development conditions in the community
Advance Planning is also responsible for preparing environmental analysis and documents for the City’s Capital Improvement Projects. In some instances, staff coordinates the preparation of technical reports (traffic, noise, biological resources, etc.) or more complex environmental documents by consultant.