The mission of the Community Development Department is to enhance the community's safety, welfare, economic opportunities and quality of life. The department consists of three divisions, Economic Development, Planning, and Community Preservation. The department also manages housing programs/projects and assist with transportation planning.

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Community Development Director

Terrence GrindallTerrence Grindall, Development Director/Assistant City Manager

Terrence Grindall serves as the Assistant City Manager and Community Development Director. He is a California native and attended San Francisco State and San Jose State University. He has nearly 3 decades of experience as a planner, developer and administrator.