The Community Development Department assists in developing, coordinating and implementing long range planning. This includes:

  • Updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan (2016 Comprehensive Plan). 

  • Implementing specific project, strategic, or master plans as directed by the City Council.

  • Drafting and implements legislation and researching and analyzing areas of concern. Assignments include Grant Writing, population projections and census projection enumerations; electronic and non-electronic mapping for the city, and other assigned tasks and related activities.

  • Identifying issues, projects needs, and assisting in establishing policies to achieve declared goals.

  • Drafting Municipal Code amendments and helping to implement the Growth Management Act (GMA), State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and the State Shoreline Management Act (SMA).

  • Managing and operating the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS).