Planning department information
Planning Department Updates

General Information

  • EXPANDED ZONING COUNTER HOURS - Beginning April 1, 2013, the planning department zoning/public counter will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 12 pm.  The expanded hours will improve our customer service availability to the general public.  The public counter is available to property owners, residents, business owners and others who need to obtain zoning and land use information regarding any property in the City.  For further details, please contact the Planning Department, Mr. Alfredo Garcia at 951-677-7751, Ext. 203.
  • HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE & DEIR - The City Council on December 11, 2013 certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and adopted the 2013 - 2021 Housing Element Update project.  December 11, 2013.  On January 13, 2014 the state Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) officially certified the City's Housing Element and praised the City staff and consultant's (PMC, Inc..) for a job well done.  A copy of the adopted Housing Element can be viewed on the planning department webpage  For questions regarding the Housing Element, please contact Matthew C. Bassi, Planning Director at 951-677-7751, Extension 213.
  • GENERAL PLAN UPDATE PROJECT - On October 9, 2013, the City Council authorized the Planning Department to begin the 2014 General Plan Update project.  Staff has held 4 public workshops with the Planning Commission and City Council on the GP update and many great ideas and comments were received from out citizens.  Final preparations on the public review draft General Plan document is underway and is expected to released for review by state agencies (as required by law) and the public around the end of June/early July 2014.  The Draft EIR is tentatively scheduled to be released for a 45-day public review around December 2014.  Public hearings with the Planning Commission and City Council for adoptiion of the General Plan update are tentatively scheduled for April 2015. Please click on the link on the City's main webpage for more details.  Information regarding the GP update can be directed to Matthew C. Bassi, Planning Director at 951-677-7751, Ext. 213.
  • CUMMULATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS MAP/MATRIX - If you are interested in seeing what development proejcts are being planned and/or worked on by city staff, please review our cummulative development proejcts map/matrix on the Planning Department website.  The map/matrix can be found at the following web address:  For furhter questions, please contact the Planning Department, Mr. Alfredo Garcia, at 951-677-7751, Ext. 203.