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Division Information

The Planning Division provides staff support to the City Council, Planning Commission and Design Review Board formulating and administering plans, programs, design guidelines and legislation for guiding the city’s development in a manner consistent with the community’s social, economic and environmental goals.

Service Objectives
In accordance with State Law, maintain a comprehensive and defensible General Plan which is adopted by city council and accurately reflects long and short-range community goals and environmental concerns relating to Land Use, Housing, Circulation, Safety, Open Space, Noise, Design, Economic Development and Conservation.

Administer and coordinate city, State and regional land use regulations and other legislation to ensure developments that are consistent with the city’s standards, policies and plans which enhance the quality and character of the community.

Provide Technical assistance to developers and citizens in a manner which facilitates their compliance with development standards and regulations with a minimum of inconvenience.

Educate the community about sustainability issues and environmentally conscious practices.

Looking for more ways to reduce energy usage and energy costs in your home or business?

The City of Monterey Park participates in the San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership (SGVEWP), in partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas Company. The SGVEWP helps the City and its residents and business owners reduce their energy usage and costs. You can find out more about the SGVEWP and find out more about you can do at San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise.


View photos of newly constructed or remodeled projects in the City in Featured Projects.

New Development Projects

Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 1688 West Garvey Avenue Residential Project

Initial Study for 1688 West Garvey Avenue Residential Project

Planning Staff

  • Jeffrey Rimando, Assistant Planner
  • Kevin Tan, Planning Intern