City of Santa Rosa > Departments > City Administration > Advance Planning & Public Policy

The Advance Planning and Public Policy Division of Community Development performs long-range planning activities related to the physical growth and development of the city.  The mission of the Advance Planning and Public Policy Division is to:

  • Initiate planning efforts in advance so that the public and public policy makers can make informed decisions.
  • Apply strategic thinking and analysis of physical, social, and economic conditions and trends to a wide variety of land use issues.
  • Provide strategic support to operating departments in furtherance of their missions.

The Division responsibilities include: administration and updating of the city’s General Plan; analysis of land use and housing issues, policies, regulations and practices; preparation of information resource reports; and development and maintenance of citywide land use data.

Click on the links below for more information about long range planning programs.