The Planning and Development Department has designed this service for clients who would like to meet with staff prior to a planning submittal to guide their efforts and resources. View the zoning ordinance (PDF) for more information.
The primary purpose of a pre-application meeting is to provide an applicant with specific information on process requirements for the applicant's proposal and includes representatives from the following:
Flood Control District
Zoning Plan Review
Proprietary Issue & Fees
Whether or not a proposal is supportable by staff may be discussed, but final determination will not be made until a formal application is evaluated. (Note: the Board of Supervisors can overturn staff's recommendation). Pre-application meetings are considered proprietary and any information received or discussed is not considered public information. Because the department is responsible for funding its services from fees, $350 is charged for this service.
A pre-application meeting is required for any planning applications that require a citizen review process (Zone Change, Special Use Permit, Development Master Plan or Comprehensive Plan Amendment.)