Planning and Development

Planning and Development focuses on both public and private property development throughout the city, as well as the sustainable management of our land and water resources and public infrastructure.

Key Initiatives:

Master Fee Schedule Study

The Master Fee Schedule (MFS) Resolution reports fees for services that are provided to our citizens. The Planning and Development Department has worked continuously with consultants from NBS Government Finance Group, Inc. to study and analyze the City’s current development fees and the time required to process development applications. The following report is the culmination of the analyses and proposes updates to the Master Fee Schedule.

User Fee Analysis

Business Friendly Fresno

The City of Fresno has developed Business-Friendly Fresno to establish accountability, clear protocols, and authority for decision-making that align with the General Plan, Development Code, and pre-zoning. Improved technology, customer service, and continuous improvement through training and staff development will help us keep the commitment to our standards, to honor developers’ time and budgets, and to work together to “get to yes.”

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Restore Fresno
Restore Fresno is a compilation of the City of Fresno’s FY2016 initiatives to improve property values, living conditions, public safety and the overall quality of life in our established neighborhoods.

Restore Fresno Report

Mayor-Council Code Enforcement Task Force
The existence of blighted, boarded-up residential properties is a priority issue that has plagued Fresno neighborhoods for too long. Addressing and remediating this issue will go a long way in improving property values and promoting reinvestment in established neighborhoods.

Comprised of a diverse group of external and internal stakeholders, the Mayor-Council Code Enforcement Task Force identified key areas which could have the greatest impact on established neighborhoods: housing code, public nuisance, and zoning code.