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CDD Vision Statement

Advance the development of West Sacramento as a vibrant City where you can live, work and play by providing a comprehensive approach to planning and infrastructure that meets the needs of all segments of the community and facilitates responsible, high quality and well planned growth.

Mission Statements

Provide City Council, appointed Commissions and citizen’s information to make informed decisions with clear documentation that supports the community vision taking into account broad input from the community and City organization.
Provide a consistent, fair and solution oriented development permitting and inspection system that strives for excellent customer service. Clearly state communication requirements and expectations early in the development review process. Develop and deliver in a timely manner, quality but cost effective public works services, infrastructure and facilities that results in a better functioning and more attractive community. Provide for public works and community services that are responsive to community needs while protecting the public health and employee safety in a fiscally responsible manner.


The CDD seeks to be customer friendly, responsive and professional in seeking practical solutions to fulfill our vision. We strive to meet the following core values in fulfilling our vision;

                Honesty and integrity                                                     Collaborative planning process
                Responsive – deliver and exceed expectations                   Team oriented solutions
        Proactive approaches                                                     Authority and Responsibility Delegated
                Problem solving ethic                                                     Professional growth oriented environment

The Community Development Department consists of the Planning, Building, Development Engineering, Housing, Code Enforcement, and Business License Divisions.

The Planning Division is responsible for regulating the location and quality of new development in the City. The Building Division provides building inspection and plan checking services for all construction in the City for compliance with International Construction Codes. The Engineering Division is responsible for performing all professional and sub professional engineering functions for the City.

Office Hours - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Public Counter Hours of Availability are as follows:
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
and you must be signed in prior to 3:00

Broadway Bridge Project
The City of West Sacramento is the lead agency for preparation of an environmental impact report (EIR) that addresses the potential impacts of the Broadway Bridge project.  The EIR will evaluate potential significant environmental effects associated with construction and operation of the project.  The City will use the EIR when considering approval of the project.  The project is subject to state as well as federal environmental review requirements and project documentation will be prepared in compliance with both the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 

The purpose of this Notice of Preparation (NOP) is to obtain the views of agencies and the public as to the scope and content of the environmental information and analysis, including the significant environmental issues, projects alternatives, and mitigation measures that should be included in the EIR. 

Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report & Notice of Public Scoping Meeting for the Broadway Bridge Project