Community Development FINAL

About the Department

The Community Development Department is key to the City's approach to coordinated efforts in addressing community and regional development issues in growth management, environmental quality and infrastructure planning and implementation.

The Department is responsible for the administration of the General Plan, Zoning Code, California Environmental Quality Act, the International Property Maintenance Code, California Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical Codes, Green Building Code, and accessibility requirements. Additionally, the Department is also responsible for the management, administration and oversight of all activities that are funded through the Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnership Act, Housing set-aside funding, and economic development programs and strategies.

The Department coordinates and provides technical assistance on issues of current and future land development to the City Council, Successor Agency, Housing Authority, Planning Commission, and various other boards and commissions and to the public. It is the department's mission to provide this assistance in a highly professional and customer service oriented manner.

A Message From the Director

Susan Kim Thank you for visiting the Community Development Department web site. Our page and its links provides a wealth of information regarding our many available services and can hopefully assist in responding to your questions. Our staff is always looking to improve how we serve our customers and I’d welcome any ideas you may have—while we strive to anticipate and address your needs, nothing beats real world customer feedback! Feel free to drop me an email or phone call should you have thoughts you’d like to share. I can be reached at or at (562) 383-4100.  Should I not be available, please leave a message and I or a member of my staff will contact you on our next business day.


Susan Kim
Director of Community and Economic Development