Jeannie Naughton
Planning Manager

310-377-1577 ext. 115

The Community Development Department, under the supervision of the Planning Manager, Jeannie Naughton and general oversight by the Community Development/Public Works Director, David Wahba, reviews and approves plans for development within the City, enforces subdivision and building regulations in residential & commercial areas and processes amendments to the Zoning Ordinance. Additionally, the department prepares and maintains the General Plan. The General Plan, mandated by the State, is a long-range planning document based upon current community goals and objectives designed to ensure orderly growth in the City.

The department also is responsible for Code Administration.

The Code Compliance Officer informs residents and businesses of Municipal Code requirements and investigates and obtains code compliance.


For the safety of the public and staff, we are now accepting planning applications/plans electronically. Please call 310-377-1577 ext. 105 or visit our website, for more information on the submittal process.

Planning is available by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. To schedule an appointment, please contact Carol Corea, Administrative Assistant at 310-377-1577 ext. 105 or by e-mail at

Electronic submittal of plans is strongly encouraged, however, if submittal of hard copy plans is necessary, an area will be provided inside the City Council Chambers for plan drop-off and pick-up. The plans will be quarantined for 48 hours before staff will review them. You will be notified once your plans are ready for pick-up. Please label the plans with contact information and any questions you would like specifically addressed.

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

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