Economic & Community Development Department

Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Effective April 1, 2020)

In an effort to reduce potential exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Economic & Community Development Department will be closed to the public until further notice. During this time, staff will be available by phone or via email. We continue to offer essential services, however some offerings may be limited in order to maintain the safety of the public and staff. To reach us by phone please call (626) 812-5200 and ask for the Department or a particular Division within the Department.
We thank you for your patience as we work through these difficult times and develop new procedures to continue to offer much needed services to the community. For information on COVID-19 and how the City is responding, please visit the e. City's CoronaVirus COVID-19 page.

The Community Development Department promotes and maintains livable communities. This involves:
  • Planning for our future
  • Building and maintaining strong neighborhoods
  • Ensuring high quality development
  • Encouraging business redevelopment
  • Preserving our past and environment
  • Ensuring a high quality of life

To achieve this, the Community Development Department offers a wide range of services in the Building, Business Licensing, Community Improvement, and Planning divisions.