San Diego – CA

The Department of Planning & Development Services (PDS) is a new department with a new culture focused on providing a high-level of customer service and organizational excellence. PDS balances community, economic and environmental interests to ensure the highest quality of life for the public and serves as the planning and development services agency for the unincorporated area.

The Advance Planning Division is responsible for the long range planning documents that guide land development within the unincorporated areas of the County of San Diego. The Division maintains the County General Plan, the document that provides a framework for future growth and development in the County, and the Zoning Ordinance. The Division also oversees development and implementation of sub-region plans under the Multiple Species Conservation Program, a regional conservation planning program intended to ensure the long-term survival of sensitive plant and animal species while planning for future land development.