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.
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.