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File #: 19-0617   
Type: Agenda Item Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
On agenda: 6/10/2019
Title: Review Planning Program Budget and Fees for FY 2019/20
Attachments: 1. Recommended CDD/Planning Program 234 Budget, 2. Draft Planning Division Fee Schedule
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION

SUBJECT
Title
Review Planning Program Budget and Fees for FY 2019/20

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
Attached is the CDD/Planning Program budget proposed for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019/20. The full recommended budget is available online at:

* https://sunnyvale.ca.gov/government/budget.htm

Staff recommends that the Commission review the City Manager's Message/Letter of Transmittal. In addition, the Commission should also review the Community Development Department Narrative in Volume I, Operating Budget. This discussion includes information on past and projections of future activity.
The Planning program budget starts in Volume One (follows the department narrative). Excerpts for the Planning Program budget are included in Attachment 1.
Boards and Commissions are asked to provide comments to the City Council on the recommended City budget where it could affect the Commission's work.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The recommendation of the Planning Commission on the budget is not subject to environmental review.

DISCUSSION
Community Development Department (CDD) Overview
CDD is responsible for land use policy planning and development review to ensure compliance with the Sunnyvale Municipal Code and other government regulations related to the physical development of the City and welfare of community members. CDD is organized into four programs: Planning, Building Safety, Housing/Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Department Management. A list of CDD accomplishments for the previous FY 2018-19 are included on page 301 of the full budget document, followed by a change to staffing on page 302.

Changes to the division structure includes moving the Principal Planner positions (two existing) to management and adding an additional Principal Planner position, also as management. The three Principal Planner assignments will be assigned as follows: Current planning (development applications- currently vacant), Policy Planning (long-range planning and...

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