Planning and Building: Long Range Planning (3830P)

Program Outcome Statement

Long Range Planning Services promotes sustainable development by updating plans, regulations, and procedures

Program Services

  • Community Planning
  • General Plan, Zoning, and Local Coastal Program Updates
  • Code Compliance*
* Effective FY 2017-18, Code Compliance will be a separate budget org and program, and will no longer be reported under Long Range Planning.

Percent of Satisfactory Ratings from Newly Introduced Stakeholder Evaluations Exceeds Target

Percent Completion of Policies and Programs Implementing the Housing Element and North Fair Oaks Community Plan Increasing

Average Number of Days to Conduct Inspection Following Receipt of Complaint Remains Constant

FY 2016-17 Year End Story Behind Performance

Percent Good or Excellent Ratings on Stakeholder Evaluations
Beginning in FY 2016-17, the Long Range Planning team began distributing a standardized evaluation form to stakeholders and community participants at its North Fair Oaks Community Plan Implementation and Tree Ordinance Update workshops. The Department has established a target of 75 percent good or excellent overall ratings, and closed the fiscal year with an average of 85 percent, exceeding the target.
Percent Completion of Policies and Programs Implementing the Housing Element and North Fair Oaks Community Plan Increasing
The Housing Element establishes the County's housing needs and goals, and incorporates policies to increase housing production of all types in San Mateo County. The North Fair Oaks Community Plan establishes goals for development over the next 25 to 30 years, and incorporates policies and programs to achieve the Community's vision. As of the end of FY 2016-17, the County has implemented 73 percent of the policies implemented in the Housing Element and the North Fair Oaks Community Plan.
Average Number of Days to Conduct Inspection Following Receipt of Complaint
The Code Compliance team has experienced a significant increase in cases, but has been able to successfully conduct inspections within the current three day target time frame. Additional term and regular staff positions have been added, and the team continues to prioritize complaints regarding threats to health and safety.

Future Priorities

  • Completion of Plan Princeton
  • Completion of Comprehensive Transportation Management Plan
  • Updates to tree removal, subdivision, and grading regulations
Author: Joe LaClair, Planning Services Manager     Contact Email: jlaclair@smcgov.org     Date Updated: 09-11-2017