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.
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:
- Governance Manual,
- Policy Plan (General Plan),
- City Council Priorities,
- Implementation, and
- Tracking and Feedback.
Together these components function as the City’s business plan.
For more information, click on the following links:
- The Ontario Plan (The City's Comprehensive Business Plan)
- Policy Plan (The City's General Plan)
- Official Land Use Plan (General Plan Map - Print and Zoom Capabilities)