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  • How do I file a Special Event Permit application?

    The intent and purpose of the application is to regulate special temporary events such as carnivals, fairs, outdoor sales, retail events and neighborhood block parties. The application shall be submitted to the Planning Division at least 30 days prior to the scheduled activity. If an event is of a large scale that may result in extensive potential, impacts to the community, the City Planner may forward the application to the Planning Commission for their decision. Download the Special Event Permit Application.

  • What are the application fees?

    There is a fee to cover the cost of processing for each type of application. Download a complete fee schedule. Depending whether or not your project needs a more extensive environmental review and as a result of the environmental impact report, there may be required for additional fees. Note that if your project is disapproved, you do not receive a refund of your money.

  • What is the process after an application is filed?

    Once an application is submitted to the Planning Division, the application will be reviewed for completeness. If the City Planner determines the application to be incomplete, the City Planner will notify the applicant in writing within 30 days, indicating what additional information is required to complete the application. If the application is determined to be complete, then the application will be processed.

  • If an application is approved, when is it become effective? and for how long?

    Once an application is approved by the City Planner or the Planning Commission, the decision on an application becomes final 15 days after the decision is made, unless an appeal is filed, in writing and with the appropriate filing fee.

    The approved Site Plan Review, Conditional Use Permit, and Variance shall be subject to revocation, unless the construction authorized for the approval has been submitted to plan check within 1 year after the date of the approval, or the occupancy of land or building authorized for the approval has taken place 1 year after the date of the approval, or the periods of time for the approval have been extended by the Planning Commission.

  • If an application is denied, can the decision be appealed? and how does one file an appeal?

    A decision of the City Planner can be appealed, within 15 calendar days after the date of such action. An appeal to the Planning Commission shall be made in writing and submitted to the Planning Division with the appropriate filing fee. Also, a decision of the Commission, within 15 calendar days after the date of such decision, may be appealed to the City Council. Such request shall be made writing and submitted to the City Clerk Office with the appropriate filing fee.

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