Planning & Zoning Division

Division Overview
The Planning and Zoning Division strives to provide effective solutions to assist projects in getting through the development process as smoothly as possible.

The City also ensures that various state regulations which control land use procedures are properly implemented in La Mesa, such as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Subdivision Map Act. Advisory committees provide guidance and oversight to staff in the proper administration of these programs, including the:

In addition, the City reviews and approves applications for placement of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities.

Development Services
The focus of Development Services is to provide a full range of services related to land development activities in the City. This includes Zoning Administration, subdivision actions, and review and processing of development permits.

Our goal is to provide effective solutions to assist projects in getting through the development process as smoothly as possible. Division staff ensures that all proposed development meets the City's standards set out in various documents which include zoning standards, parking standards, signage standards, subdivision standards, and engineering standards.