| The Planning Director is the
primary staff to the Corning Planning Commission, a five-member
commission appointed by the Mayor and City Council to
review development projects. John
Stoufer serves as the City’s Planning Director.
The Planning Department is responsible for implementing
and updating the land use goals and policies of the
City Council as detailed in the City’s General
Plan, Zoning Code, the Highway 99-W Specific Plan, and
various development ordinances and standards. Additionally,
the department is responsible for assuring compliance
with numerous state statutes including the California
Environmental Quality Act, the Planning and Zoning Law
and the Subdivision Map Act.
The department receives and processes development applications
for land use permits including parcel maps, subdivisions,
use permits, rezonings, variances, general plan amendments
and annexations. Planning staff regularly meets and
confers with the City’s Technical Advisory Committee
(including the Building, Fire, Police and Public Works
Departments) to discuss development inquiries and applications,
and to coordinate the efficient provisions of services
to new homes and businesses.
Mr. Stoufer spent 18 years as a land use planner with
the County of Tehama prior to his appointment as Planning
Director for the City of Corning.
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