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As the Director of the Community Development Department, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to the vibrant and diverse community of Porterville. Whether you're a longtime resident or a newcomer to our city, I am excited to connect with each of you and work together to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Porterville is a place where tradition meets innovation, where small-town charm coexists with modern amenities, and where neighbors come together to create a thriving environment for all. 

The Community Development Department, is made up of three divisions which include Housing, Economic Development, and Planning.

Housing Division
Our Housing Division is committed to ensuring that every resident has access to safe, affordable housing options and promoting fair housing. The team is responsible for monitoring managing affordable housing projects. Administering local, state and federal housing grants and subsidies, providing information on resources for homeless individuals and families, and collaborating with developers and community organizations to address housing needs.

Economic Development Division
The Economic Development Division at the City of Porterville focuses on initiatives to stimulate economic growth, attract investment, support local businesses, and enhance the overall economic well-being of the community. This involves strategies such as business retention and expansion, workforce development, marketing and promotion, and fostering partnerships with key stakeholders.

Planning Division
The Planning Division at the City of Porterville handles land use planning, zoning regulations, and development projects within the city. Their responsibilities include reviewing and approving building permits, conducting long-term city planning, facilitating community engagement in the planning process, and ensuring compliance with local and state land use laws. They also oversee environmental impact assessments and provide guidance on urban design. The Planning Division plays a crucial role in shaping the future of Porterville by guiding responsible development, preserving our natural resources, and promoting sustainable land use practices.

Connect with us!
I invite you to explore our website, connect with our team, and join us in shaping the future of Porterville. Together, we can build a stronger, more vibrant community for generations to come.

To contact any of the divisions directly:

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Our Social media platforms are under ChoosePorterville, follow us to stay up to date on news from the Community Development Department.  

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To Like and follow the all of the official City of Porterville accounts visit our social media page.

Thank you for visiting our webpage. If you have any questions, please contact me at ccalderon@ci.porterville.ca.us or at (559) 782-7460.

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