The advance planning function undertakes the long term comprehensive and strategic planning for the City. Advance planning serves as the primary "research and development" arm of the Department. Major activities and responsibilities of Advance Planning include the management and update of the General Plan, zoning ordinance revisions, preparation and administration of specific plans, and review of applications for amendments to the General Plan or zoning designations for the City. Advance planning is responsible for coordination of the City’s planning efforts with other localities through participation in regional committees, particularly dealing with population, housing, and transportation concerns, through the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Another key responsibility is the research and analysis of implementation tools that can be used by the City in the management of growth and the promotion of high quality development.
Advanced Planning Documents: