Community Development

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Grant of $3,000 Available for Earthquake Retrofitting

On the heels of a 5.1 earthquake in San Jose this week, consider strengthening your home with the help of up to a $3,000 seismic retrofit grant available from the State of California.  There are also supplemental grants available for low-income residents.  Registration is open until November 29.  See if your house qualifies at  

September, 2022 Monthly Report 

The Community Development Department has released its monthly report for September 2022. There was a decrease in building permit valuation and fees paid when comparing September 2022 to September 2021. However, the year-to-date numbers for permit valuation were up significantly. Permit valuation was up 37% over the same period last year. Fees paid saw a modest increase of 7%. The number of permits issued in September 2022 increased by 52% over last year. The significant permits issued in September were all for accessory dwelling units (ADUs). 

Planning received 10 new applications in September 2022. There were 8 new ADU applications, 1 minor site plan review for a house addition, and a major site plan review application for a 3-unit condominium project.

The City did not issue any business licenses in September. 

Community Preservation continued to be very active in September 2022. The number of cases opened in September 2022 was 39% higher than September 2021. 64 of the cases opened were initiated by the inspector and 44 were initiated by the public.