Planning and Building (3800D)

Mission

The Planning and Building Department serves the County and its communities through the preparation and administration of land use plans and regulations and by ensuring that development proposals conform with applicable zoning and building requirements.

Department Headline Measures

Number of Building Permits Issued Increasing

Percent of Customer Survey Respondents Rating Services Good or Better Remains Constant

Budget Summary

FY 2016-17

  • Total Sources: $6,300,924
  • Total Requirements: $11,025,576
  • Net County Cost: $4,724,652
  • Funded FTEs: 53.7

FY 2017-18

  • Total Sources: $7,745,291
  • Total Requirements: $13,124,367
  • Net County Cost: $5,379,076
  • Funded FTEs: 55.5

Program Results

Percent of Hearing-Level Permits Processed within Four Months Increasing

Administrative Measures

Percent of Performance Goals Met Increasing

Percent of Customer Survey Respondents Rating Services Good or Better Remains Constant

Percent of Employees Rating Experience Working for the County as Very Good Remains Constant

Percent of Employee Evaluations Completed Remains Constant

Percent of Employees Meeting the 20-Hour Annual Training Requirement

FY 2015-17 Highlights

  • Approval of first and second phase of NFO Amendments
  • Initiation of Middlefield Road Redesign and Redwood Junction Masterplan
  • Enhanced Code Compliance Program
  • Implementation of 2015 Housing Element
  • Support for the Jobs/Housing Gap Task Force and Home for All Initiative
  • Design and permitting of Coastside Transportation Improvements
  • Completion of the Coastside Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan
    • Streamlining of farm labor housing and other agricultural-related permit procedures
  • Establishment of Coastside office hours
  • Development of Tunitas Creek beach access
  • Completion of updates to Tree and Subdivision Regulations
  • Continued improvements to Accela and the Geographic Information System
  • Adoption of the 2016 Building Standards Code
  • Certification of the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

FY 2017-19 Priorities

  • Second and third phases of NFO zoning amendments
  • Implementation of Climate Action Plan
  • Implementation of 2015 Housing Element
  • Design, construction, and implementation of transportation improvements
  • Updates to General Plan Land Use, Open Space, and Conservation Elements
  • Ongoing permit streamlining and stormwater compliance efforts
  • Continued improvements to Accela and the Geographical Information System

Links to Program Reports

Author: Steve Monowitz, Community Development Director     Contact Email: smonowitz@smcgov.org     Date Updated: 09-11-2017