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The chief responsibilities of the Planning Division are to administer future land uses and policies and to review current development proposals for conformance with the City's adopted policies and ordinances. The Planning Division plays a key role in supporting economic development and ensuring opportunities for the public to participate in land development activity in Santa Clara. The Division continually strives to enhance the livability of Santa Clara by promoting a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable community.

The services and responsibilities of the Planning Division are framed by several government codes, regulations, statutes, and other procedural documents, including:

Members of the Planning Division serve as staff to the following regular commissions and committees:

Agendas and minutes of these commissions and committees are posted online, when available.

The Planning Division also provides assistance to local and regional airport, housing, technology, transportation, and related planning efforts of interest to the City. In addition, staff provide assistance to neighborhood groups, local businesses, and individual residences to foster a broader understanding of planning in the community.

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