540 Crespi Dr.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Planning Director/Assistant City Manager
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM*
8:00 AM to 7:30 PM*
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
*Closed During Lunch
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Closed on Holidays
Tina Wehrmeister - Planning Director/Assistant City Manager
Christian Murdock - Deputy Planning Director
Bonny O'Connor - Senior Planner
Zoe Covello - Assistant Planner
Ranu Aggarwal- Contract Planner
Miles Hancock - Chief Building Official
Bea Schaufelberger - Permit Technician
Jennifer Elizares - Permit Technician
Gwen White - Code Enforcement Officer
Joshua Montemayor - Management Analyst
At this time, the Planning Department will safely re-open with modifications to some in-person services at the Pacifica Community Center, located at 540 Crespi Drive. Masks are required for all visitors and social distancing is encouraged. Most of our services can still be accessed remotely, please click on "Virtual Planning Department Services" below. Thank you for your patience and understanding while the public health situation remains dynamic.
The Planning Department provides for the orderly growth, development and redevelopment of the City through the application and implementation of design guidelines and related policies and procedures including:
Looking for something else? Scroll down to view other major work plans and policies managed by the Planning Department. Any questions about the Planning Department or a project may be directed to (650)-738-7341 or email@example.com.
Archived Public Hearing Notice - view an archive of past Planning Commission Meeting Notices.
Planning Commission Resolutions - view an archive of adopted Planning Commission Resolutions.
The Housing Element provides an analysis of the community's housing needs for all income levels, and strategies to provide for those housing needs. The housing element must be updated every eight years.
The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) will determine Pacifica's fair share of the regional housing need. The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is charged with developing the methodology to allocate regional housing unit needs. The Draft RHNA Methodology and Final RHNA Subregional Shares were approved by the ABAG Executive Board on January 21, 2021. Although the methodology is not finalized, Pacifica may receive a significantly higher allocation for the 2023-2031 RHNA cycle with 1,892 housing units (compared to 413 units in the current cycle).
Following the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) review of the draft RHNA methodology, ABAG will use the state agency's feedback to develop a final methodology and issue draft allocations in Spring 2021. This will be followed by an appeal period before ABAG issues Final Allocations by the end of 2021. Jurisdiction Housing Elements will be due to HCD by January 2023.
Learn more about housing elements and RHNA here.
One Stop Shop Program - Interested in building a second unit (Accessory Dwelling Unit/ADU)? Through a partnership with 21 Elements and Home for All, a Second Unit Resource Center has been created with a very helpful step-by-step workbook for homeowners. These workbook takes homeowners from vision to permitting to what to know when becoming a landlord for the first time. Type your address into the Symbium Build Tool to learn more about building an ADU on your property.
Climate Action Plan - Read about the status of the and ways to contribute.
Quarry Reclamation Project - An application was submitted by Bayland Soil Pacifica LLC.