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About the Community Development Department
Community Development Department is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for the residents of the City through safe and orderly development that is consistent with community expectations. Some of the general responsibilities of the Department includes:
The four divisions that comprise the Community Development Department provide a variety of services that maintain and enhance the community. The divisions that make up the Department include:
The Planning Division performs a variety of functions that are intended to conserve and enhance the City’s environmental resources and scenic beauty, to preserve its historic resources and small town heritage, to manage the community’s growth rate, and to enforce the policies and regulations related to land use and development
The Public Works Department provides various services to ensure safe living conditions and enhance life quality in Half Moon Bay.The engineering staff develops master plans, prepares designs and studies, administers construction contracts for the improvements to the City’s buildings and grounds, streets, sidewalks, trails, parks, parking lots, drainage facilities, sewer collection and street lighting system.
The Code Enforcement Division enforces provisions of the Zoning Ordinance and other City ordinances.
The mission of the Building and Safety Program is to ensure public safety, health and welfare through the effective administration and enforcement of local ordinances and California Building Codes.
On behalf of the Community Development Department, We invite you – whether a resident, business owner, property owner, or other – to enjoy the information on our website, visit our offices, or contact any member of our team. We look forward to working with you in the near future.
John Doughty - Community Development Director
Joe Butcher - Administrative Assistant Jill Ekas - Senior Management Analyst
Joe Butcher - Administrative Assistant
Jill Ekas - Senior Management Analyst
Jennifer Chong - Management Analyst