What is the ideal candidate for the City of San Luis Obispo's Community Development Director?
The City of San Luis Obispo is in the process of selecting a new Community Development Director. Your valuable input will assist the San Luis Obispo as we consider the best candidate for our community. Your input is essential to defining the “ideal” candidate and will be integrated into the recruitment process.
What does the Community Development Director do?
The City's Community Development Department is responsible for the physical development of property in San Luis Obispo so that it meets the community's economic, environmental and social needs. The activities of the department range from producing long-range plans for the City to inspecting new construction. Divisions of this department include Planning, Housing Policy and Programs, Engineering Development Review, and Building and Safety.
The City's Community Development Director is responsible for managing the department and its budget, as well as preparing, maintaining, and implementing the City's General Plan and its various elements. The Director is also responsible for maintaining, updating, and interpreting the zoning code for current and future development projects to ensure that the buildings in San Luis Obispo are healthy and safe. The Director works with architects, engineers, contractors, civic organizations, the public, as well as City Council Members, planning commissioners, and advisory body committee members on a variety of topics, including cultural resource preservation. The Director also serves as the City representative to the Housing Authority, County Airport Land Use Commission, Cal Poly University, Cuesta College, and other public agencies, and provides staff to support the Architectural Review Commission, Planning Commission, Cultural Heritage Committee and Construction Board of Appeals.
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