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Community Development

Community Development

















The Community Development Department ensures growth is safe and orderly and supports high-quality development that reflects community values and a sustainable vision by providing technical expertise and assistance to make San Leandro a vibrant and livable community.

The department houses the City's Permit Center, where Building and Planning staff are available to answer questions and assist with planning and permit needs. The Permit Center is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Wednesday from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm, and on Friday by appointment only.

The Community Development Department has multi-lingual staff and translation services available. Para asistencia en Español  510-577-3423/ 如需中文協助 510-577-3479.


Building & Safety Services (510) 577-3405 
Building permits, flood zone information and Seismic Retrofit Program and more. 

Economic Development - (510) 577-3311 
Information on business incentive programs, current initiatives, development projects, opportunity sites and more. 

Housing Services (510) 577-6005 
Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program, Rent Review Program, tenant/landlord issues and other housing needs. 

Planning Services - (510) 577-3325 
Planning, zoning, design review and new businesses (Zoning approval for business licenses and home occupation permits, if needed).


Cynthia Battenberg Jerome Smith Jr. Katie Bowman Tom Liao  Andrew Mogensen  Deborah Acosta
Director Building & Safety Services  Economic Development Housing Services  Planning Services  Innovation
(510) 577-3352 (510) 577-3422 (510) 577-3327 (510) 577-6003  (510) 577-3458  (510) 577-3353
cbattenberg@sanleandro.org jsmithjr@sanleandro.org kbowman@sanleandro.org tliao@sanleandro.org amogensenn@sanleandro.org dacosta@sanleandro.org