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 The Community Development Department is responsible for managing the City's urban environment and creating a livable community that balances the needs of residents, businesses, property owners and visitors. There are three divisions within the Department that assist in creating and implementing the community vision: 1) Current and Historic Preservation Planning, 2) Long Range and Mobility Planning, and 3) Building and Safety. The Department also serves as a leader in coordinating and focusing multi-departmental work efforts to address the wide number of planning and development issues that West Hollywood confronts on a daily basis.

Our Director of Community Development is Stephanie DeWolfe.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Planning Counter is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon (please arrive no later than 11:30 a.m.) Monday - Friday for routine planning/zoning questions and zone clearance submittals. All other application submittals and in-depth review of new development projects or property/zoning research is available Monday through Thursday by appointment only from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call the Planning helpdesk to make an appointment: (323) 848-6475.

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