Both the city's planning and public works departments will be reorganized in the coming months to create a "one-stop" faster-processing spot for development applications.
The restructuring proposal, which received initial approval from the City Council Wednesday night, was put forward by City Manager Karen Brust. It calls for transferring the city's engineering division and storm water functions out of the city's Public Works Department and into what's now called the city's Planning & Building Department.
That department would be renamed the city's Development Services Department, a move that puts Encinitas in company with about a third of San Diego cities, Brust said. It should also help speed permit-processing times because all development-related services will be handled in one department, she said.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Brust restructures Planning and Public Works Departments