Planning Director Gordon Gaste


The mission of the Brawley Planning and Zoning Department is:

Planning is a process to formulate future plans and ordinances, ensuring full public participation, and providing the Planning Commission and the City Council with the necessary information to make intelligent and informed decisions. Through the California Constitution, the State has delegated the responsibility of implementing local policies and development to each City through the City General Plan.

Some of the specific functions of the Planning Department are to revise the General Plan, review of specific plans, amend the General Plan, keep the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances current, handle Conditional Use Permits, Specific Plans, Zone Changes, Variances, Major/Minor Subdivisions (Tract Maps/Parcel Maps), Site Plans, Adjustment Plats (Lot Line Adjustments, Lot Mergers) and Certificates of Compliance. The Planning Department also works with other city departments to provide administrative and technical assistance with their projects.  The Planning Department is also a key point of contact for Economic Development activities.

The Planning and Zoning Department is located at 205 S. Imperial Ave. 

Hours of operation are: 
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM  
Closed: noon to 1:00 PM
Hours may vary depending on staffing. Appointments may be made by phone or email.
Contact information:
Telephone: (760) 344-8822
Fax: (760) 351-2656
Planning Director email:
Planning Technician email:

The following documents are available for viewing:

Planning Commission

The City of Brawley's Planning Commission provides a crucial service to the City. The members of the committee advise the City's departments on issues related to land use, transportation, and current planning. 
Climate Action Plan
The City of Brawley has recently accepted the Draft Climate Action Plan and Associated Draft General Plan amendments which were provided by a grant from the "Strategic Growth Council's Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program". The document will eventually be reviewed by the Planning Commission and adopted by the City Council with some possible changes. The public's input is also highly encouraged.

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