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Planning Department

Department Info

Planning Department
1800 Francisco Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
T: 650-738-7341
F: 650-359-5807

Tina Wehrmeister
Planning Director/Assistant City Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM*
Wednesday
8:00 AM to 7:30 PM*
Friday
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

*Closed During Lunch
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Closed on Holidays

Department Staff

Tina Wehrmeister - Planning Director/Assistant City Manager

Christian Murdock - Deputy Planning Director

Bonny O'Connor - Associate Planner

Ranu Aggarwal- Contract Planner

Doug Rider  - Chief Building Official

Bea Schaufelberger - Permit Technician

Jennifer Elizares - Permit Technician

Gwen White - Code Enforcement Officer

Joshua Montemayor - Management Analyst

  

 

CITY OF PACIFICA PLANNING DEPARTMENT CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

Based on recommendations from State and local health officials, the City has made the following decisions regarding closures and cancellations. We appreciate your patience and understanding as the situation evolves.

 

CLOSURE MODIFICATIONS - Notice Regarding Department Services.

VIRTUAL CITY HALL - View services being offered virtually and remotely.

EMERGENCY PROGRAM - Temporary Program to Allow Outdoor Commercial Activity During COVID-19.

The Planning Department provides for the orderly growth, development and redevelopment of the City through the application and implementation of design guidelines and related policies and procedures including:

What We Do in the Planning Department

  • Lead state mandated environmental review for all development applications
  • Provide support and act as the liaison to the Planning Commission and other City committees
  • Review and analyze applications for Planning Permits including Site Development Permits, Use Permits, and Sign Permits
  • Issue building permits and enforce compliance with applicable codes and regulations
  • Conduct code enforcement functions

Quick Links

Looking for something else? Scroll down to view other major work plans and policies managed by the Planning Department. Any questions about the Planning Department or a project may be directed to (650)-738-7341 or permittech@ci.pacifica.ca.us.

Planning Commission & Notice of Public Hearings:

Housing Element 2023 - 2031:

The Housing Element provides an analysis of the community's housing needs for all income levels, and strategies to provide for those housing needs.  The housing element must be updated every eight years. 

The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) will determine Pacifica's fair share of the regional housing need. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is charged with developing the methodology to allocate regional housing unit needs. The Draft RHNA Methodology and Final RHNA Subregional Shares were approved by the ABAG Executive Board on January 21, 2021. Although the methodology is not finalized, Pacifica may receive a significantly higher allocation for the 2023-2031 RHNA cycle with 1,892 housing units (compared to 413 units in the current cycle).

Following the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) review of the draft RHNA methodology, ABAG will use the state agency's feedback to develop a final methodology and issue draft allocations in Spring 2021. This will be followed by an appeal period before ABAG issues Final Allocations by the end of 2021. Jurisdiction Housing Elements will be due to HCD by January 2023.

Learn more about housing elements and RHNA here 

Current Planning:

Sea Level Rise & Landslide Preparedness:

Second Units:

One Stop Shop Program - Interested in building a second unit (Accessory Dwelling Unit/ADU)? Through a partnership with 21 Elements and Home for All, a Second Unit Resource Center has been created with a very helpful step-by-step workbook for homeowners. These workbook takes homeowners from vision to permitting to what to know when becoming a landlord for the first time. Type your address into the Symbium Build Tool to learn more about building an ADU on your property.

Climate Action Plan:

 Climate Action Plan - Read about the status of the and ways to contribute.

Quarry Site:

Quarry Reclamation Project - An application was submitted by Bayland Soil Pacifica LLC.

General Plan Links:

Useful Links & Documents:

 

 

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