The City Geologist reviews engineering geology reports, building and/or grading plans, and as-built engineering geology and compaction reports for proposed projects. In addition to performing site visits and reviewing reports, staff notifies the City and applicant of potential geologic hazards that are associated with the project.
Coastal Engineering staff reviews wave run-up reports and building plans for proposed projects. Emphasis is placed on the effect of wave impact on the proposed development, the effect of the proposed project on adjacent properties, coastal and local beach conditions, and inundation. Staff coordinates with the project consultants, other City departments, and local agencies.
The City implemented a paperless office system to reduce paper use, increase efficiency, and provide a more effective way for staff and clients to interact. All reports and documents with associated maps and cross-sections must be submitted in PDF format. View the Electronic Plans Submittal Guideline for details.