The Development Engineering Division is responsible for the engineering review and processing of private development applications as well as plan check, inspection and coordination of infrastructure construction activities resulting from the development process. The Division also provides administration of the Stormwater Program, Floodplain Management Program, Drainage Program, and Transportation Engineering.
Staff members review development applications to determine the impact of proposed developments on City infrastructure including water, streets and storm drain facilities. Applications for tentative subdivision and parcel maps, use permits, lot line adjustments, building permits and grading are reviewed and conditions of approval are prepared to mitigate development impacts. Staff from this Division also represent the Public Works Department at public hearings before PERC, the Planning Commission and City Council.
Application processing and plan check assure that the development of public improvements is accomplished in accordance with applicable state laws and City Code requirements. Staff reviews improvement plans, improvement agreements, bonds, deeds and offers of dedication associated with a wide range of development projects. Staff also coordinates with other City departments, agencies and utility companies as well as provides assistance to private developers and the general public as required throughout the development process.