The Planning Division is responsible for advance planning, development review, public information, and permit processing. The Division provides staff support to the City Council (elected representatives) and the Planning Commission (appointed citizen planners). The City Council provides overall policy direction, adopts ordinances and regulations and acts as the hearing body for appeals of Planning Commission and Staff decisions. The Planning Commission provides policy recommendations to the City Council and functions as a hearing body for most development projects within the City.
For more information on the Planning Division, please contact the Planning Department at (530) 661-5820. Click on the links below to learn more about the City's zoning ordinance and long-range planning policies; information and forms for applicants; and City boards and commissions.