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The Planning Department plays a critical role in achieving the City Council's goals and objectives relative to the physical development of the community. 

The Planning Department has a staff of 20 and is comprised of the Administration, Current Planning, and Advance Planning divisions. 

 Planning Highlights

The City’s General Plan was comprehensively updated and adopted as a component of The Ontario Plan on January 27, 2010. The Ontario Plan is a dynamic web-based framework for sustained, comprehensive leadership in building the Ontario community. It integrates components of city governance that are typically disconnected. The Plan states community direction at a point in time (2009) and integrates it into a single guidance system that will shape the Ontario community 20 years or more into the future. The Ontario Plan provides for lasting policies to accommodate change. It consists of a six-part Component Framework:   

  1. Vision, 
  2. Governance Manual, 
  3. Policy Plan (General Plan), 
  4. City Council Priorities, 
  5. Implementation, and 
  6. Tracking and Feedback. 

Together these components function as the City’s business plan.   

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Cathy Wahlstrom
Assistant Planning Director
Department Location
303 East "B" Street
Ontario, CA 91764
Phone (909) 395-2036
Fax (909) 395-2420

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