Planning permission or developmental approval refers to the approval needed for construction or expansion (including significant renovation) in some jurisdictions. It is usually given in the form of a building permit (or construction permit).
The City Council meets to provide direction to the City Manager and City staff on the business of the City. These issues include financial issues, such as taxes, utility rates and budgets, as well as policy issues such as economic development, public safety, and property standards. The governing body meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, with exceptions being made for federal holidays or lack or urgent business. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend City Council meetings. A block is held aside for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. City Council meetings are held at Memorial Hall (411 11th St.) at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted on the meeting announcement.
Comprehensive planning is a process that determines community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. The outcome of comprehensive planning is the Comprehensive Plan which dictates public policy in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, and housing.
A drug policy is the policy, usually of a government, regarding the control and regulation of drugs considered dangerous, particularly those which are addictive.
A fire marshal or “Fire Commissioner”, in the United States and Canada, is often a member of a state, provincial or territorial government, but may be part of a building department or a separate department altogether
Zoning describes the control by authority which designates legal areas in a municipality to permit and prohibit land uses. Zoning may specify a variety of outright and conditional uses of land.