community Planning & Economic Development

The Planning Department administers and implements programs that involve land uses either in the city or the extraterritorial land use jurisdiction area.

The planning functions include the facilitating of the activities of the Planning and Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, and Historic Landmark Commission. Other duties are long-range planning, subdivision ordinance administration, economic development, technical review, geographic information services, grant development and administration, industrial development incentive grants and downtown investment incentive grants.