Community Development Planning

The Community Development Planning Department is designed to assist our local governments with a variety of local planning efforts.  It has been designed to assist our members with local planning needs such as updating general plans, zoning ordinance assistance, ordinance review and assistance, special studies, land use assistance, annexations, economic development planning, housing studies, transportation studies, development and redevelopment studies, neighborhood plans, downtown plans, grant assistance, surveys and inventories, mapping assistance, revitalization studies, and to meet other community development needs as may become necessary. 

The Community Planning program will eventually merge with Information Services in order to better assist the member governments of the CAG Region.  In the future, the Community Development program will provide all planning and mapping needs in one department.  The primary focus of Community Planning will be upon meeting the individualized needs of our cities and towns that do not have adequate planning staff, and to provide technical and professional assistance to our larger communities that are looking for additional support outside of their respective planning departments.