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The staff in Development Services assists the public through planning and building inspection services. The division coordinates all long range planning efforts, reviews all development proposals, administers historic preservation activities and conducts related building inspection services.
The Building Inspection staff are responsible for ensuring compliance with all codes and ordinances regulating the protection of the public health, safety and general welfare as it relates to the built environment and maintenance of existing structures. Working with the Urban Planning staff the division aims to assist residents and developers with all their building service needs.
The Urban Planning staff coordinates long- and short-term planning and land development efforts of the City. Through its work with developers, residents and other city departments, the division encourages orderly growth, redevelopment where appropriate and preservation of historic properties and environmental resources.