Planning

Special Notice Regarding Temporary Outdoor Business Activities

The City has developed special policies and procedures for temporary business activities including outdoor dining in order to facilitate the re-opening of businesses once they are cleared to open by the Governor.  Temporary outdoor business permits may be approved for use through December 30, 2020, or 14 days after the locally declared emergency is terminated.  The guidelines and application form are available here, or by calling (949) 635-1800 x6705.

Notice Regarding Special Event Permit Application Submittals
Effective 10/19/2020

Special Event Permit applications will be accepted for processing ONLY FOR EVENTS THAT ARE ALLOWABLE UNDER PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS AND GUIDELINES ISSUED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THE COUNTY OF ORANGE that are in effect at the time of application submittal.  Such Special Event Permit applications will be evaluated in accordance with all applicable State, County and local laws, codes, regulations, criteria and procedures.


Special Notice Regarding Temporary Banner Permits for Local Businesses

Please click on the following link regarding the issuance of Temporary Banner Permits during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.cityofrsm.org/482/Sign-Permits

Duties & Responsibilities

The Planning Division is primarily responsible for ensuring the implementation of the goals and strategies of the General Plan, which serves as a comprehensive strategy for the management of future physical growth and change within the community. The Planning Division is also responsible for enforcing the Zoning Code and various ordinances/codes related to land use and development.

Planning & Environmental Compliance

In addition, the Planning Division monitors and responds to development in neighboring jurisdictions and ensures the City’s planning and environmental compliance with all regional authorities and state law.



Staff Support

The Planning Division also provides staff support for the Planning Commission in addition to responsibilities for entitlement review and environmental review of all new developments and subdivisions.