Planning Department

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The primary responsibility of the Planning Division is to provide professional advice and service to the Planning Commission, City Council, City Manager and other staff members regarding all matters pertaining to planning and zoning in accordance with the scope of City Ordinances and state planning laws.

The Planning Division maintains the City’s General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Specific Plans, Housing and CDBG Services. 

The planning staff considers a wide variety of matters, including subdivisions, zoning, annexations, conditional use permits, design review and assessment of environmental review, updating and implementation of the Tulare General Plan. 


Josh McDonnell, AICP
Community & Economic Development Director
411 East Kern Avenue
Tulare, CA 93274

Traci Myers
Community & Economic Development Deputy Director

Lucie Sylvester, Administrative Assistant
Development Services

Mel Meleka
Principal Planner

Steven Sopp
Associate Planner



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