List of Divisions in CDD
Department Director Paul Andrus 662-8197
Administration includes the Department Director and administrative support for all department divisions.
Planning Tamara Baer 662-8055
Planning acts in an advisory role to appointed and elected officials in providing professional review, analysis, and recommendations regarding all land use related matters including the following applications: residential and commercial site plans, re-zoning, waivers, special use permits, subdivisions, Comprehensive Plan changes, and Development Code (Municipal Code Chapter 16) changes.
With support from the Inter Departmental Review Committee (IDRC), Planning staff acts as case managers for most land use and placement permit applications. The IDRC is comprised of representatives from many County departments. Staff acts as liaison to the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment.
Building Safety Division Michael Arellano 662-8114
Building Safety Division reviews building permits, provides plan reviews (residential & commercial), conducts Inspections, and performs Code Enforcement of the Nuisance Code (Municipal Code Chapter 18) with support from the Fire, Police, Public Works, and Public Utilities Departments.
Housing and Special Projects Division Andrew Harnden 662-8122
The Housing and Special Projects Division provides oversight on in all County housing-related initiatives and are tasked with finding ways to achieve the goals outlined within the affordable housing plan to address all types of housing needs. The Division develops and implements programs to improve and increase the housing stock in the County to attract and retain more people to live here – including but not limited to students and a workforce for our local businesses. High quality senior housing, entry level and “move-up” housing and short term housing is also in demand. Division staff provide project management oversight on special projects as required by the Community Development Department, such as the A-19 Site Development as well as act as the County liaison to the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee.