Community Development

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The Community Development Department is responsible for the following:

  • Analyzes land use and development proposals from an environmental, zoning, land use, and design standpoint and provides recommendations to the Planning Commission and the City Council
  • Inspects all new construction, additions, and tenant improvements to ensure compliance with all zoning standards and building standards
  • Prepares, updates and administers the General Plan
  • Provides information and assistance to the public with regards to the City’s development review process

Divisions

The Community Development Department consists of the following divisions:

  • Building and Safety Division
  • Code Enforcement Division
  • Economic Development Division
  • Housing Division
  • Planning Division
  • Vacant and Abandoned Property Registration


 ~ GENERAL PLAN UPDATE ~

 PUBLIC

HEALTH AND SAFETY ELEMENT  


PUBLIC REVIEW 



POSTED: 8/26/2021

South El Monte- General Plan Update(Public Health & Safety Element) -  Public Review


REVIEW PERIOD WILL BE FOR 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE POSTED. 

The City of South El Monte is updating its Public Health and Safety Element in the City's General Plan to meet the needs of the community and invites the public to participate in this dialogue. Opportunities to review and comment on the draft Public Health and Safety Element will take place between August 26 and September 25, 2021.

Ensuring good health and a safe environment for all community members is a top priority for the City of South El Monte (City). The Public Health and Safety Element of the General Plan guides the City toward being a safer and healthier place for everyone. This element combines two State-required elements: Safety and Environmental Justice. The Safety Element is a required element and must be addressed by every city and county in California. Environmental Justice is a required element for cities with disadvantaged communities (DACs), which includes South El Monte. The Public Health and Safety Element prioritizes actions that address the greatest health risks to the City over the next 20 years. It guides how the City is designed, regulated, and built to ensure that people can access healthy food and places to play, that the air is clean, and that hazards will not impact important buildings and services. 

The Existing Conditions section of this element outlines the public health concerns facing the City, and the Goals, Policies, and Actions section outlines the City’s public health and safety roadmap to 2040.

If you have comments on the Public Review Draft of the City of South El Monte’s Public Health & Safety Element, please email Ian McAleese at imcaleese@soelmonte.org


6th Cycle Public Review - Housing Element

Date Posted: 08/11/2021

South El Monte- Housing Element - 6th Cycle Public Review   

REVIEW PERIOD WILL BE FOR 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE POSTED. 

The City of South El Monte is updating its Housing Element in the City's General Plan to meet the housing needs of the community and invites the public to participate in this dialogue. Opportunities to review and comment on the draft Housing Element will take place between August 11 and September 10, 2021.

As required by State law, the City has to update its Housing Element every eight years. When completed, the plan is submitted to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for review and approval. The Housing Element examines the City’s existing housing stock and demographic trends and assesses the future housing needs of South El Monte’s residents, including special-need populations like the elderly, the disabled and female-headed households. The Housing Element identifies vacant and underutilized sites in the City on which new housing could be built. It also looks at constraints that may exist to the production of new housing and how the City can work to remove them, along with providing the primary policy guidance for housing for the City’s decision-makers crafted to address housing opportunities and needs for present and future residents.

If you have comments on the Public Review Draft of the City of South El Monte’s Housing Element, please email Ian McAleese at imcaleese@soelmonte.org