The mission of the Planning Department is to promote planned and managed change as a means of creating and maintaining an attractive "built environment" and conserving and protecting the City's "natural environment."
To this end, special emphasis is placed upon:
- Promoting the land use, public services, and transportation components of the City's comprehensive plan so that they serve as an effective means of articulating and implementing the City's developmental policies
- Providing a high level of professional and technical support to the City Manager, City Council, Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Adjustment, and Historic Preservation Commission in formulating and implementing developmental policies
- Meeting the immediate needs of local officials, citizens, and developers through a pro-active approach to customer service and a commitment to quality that is shared among all members of the Department