Community Development

Mission Statement

The Community Development Department ensures that 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.

Cynthia Battenberg Director (510) 577-3352
Building & Safety Services (510) 577-3405
Business Development (510) 577-3311
Housing Services (510) 577-6005
Planning Services (510) 577-3325

The Community Development Department is located on the first floor of San Leandro City Hall, which is located at 835 E. 14th Street, three blocks north of Davis Street, in downtown San Leandro. The department houses the City's One-Stop Permit Center, where professional staff are available to answer questions and assist with permit needs. The Permit Center is open for services starting at 7:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday, and on Friday by appointment.

Community Development Department Hours & Information

Building and Safety Services
(510) 577-3405

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday by appointment

Regulates and inspects private development and construction throughout the city, administers the Federal Flood Plain Program and oversees the department's One-Stop Permit Center.

Business Development
(510) 577-3311

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Provides business assistance services to promote retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new industry. The division also administers Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Department activities.
Housing Services
(510) 577-6004

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Administers the City's share of federal CDBG funds for use in community development projects, as well as HOME and Redevelopment Set-Aside funds that are allocated for housing programs and projects. The division also provides staff support to the Rent Review Board.
Planning Services
(510) 577-3325
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday by appointment
Coordinates current and advance planning activities, including providing staff support to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustments, Zoning Enforcement Official and Site Development Sub-Commission on land use matters.

Quick Reference: Additional Departments' Hours & Contact Info

Engineering Department Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 - Noon
(510) 577-3428
Environmental Services
Hazardous Materials

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(510) 577-3401

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(510) 577-6026
Business License/Cashier Window
Effective 6/3/14
Monday - Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 7:30 a.m. - Noon
Fire Department
Monday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7:30 a.m. - Noon
Inspections, by appointment only
(510) 577-3317