What It Is
The City of Petaluma’s Development Review Committee (DRC) was formed in 2011 as a way to expedite the permitting process for business without compromising the City’s commitment to safety and smart growth.
The development review team meets weekly to review pending development applications and discuss fees, requirements and next steps with applicants. The DRC will review plans at any stage–enabling business owners, architects, engineers and other relevant parties to identify and address concerns as early as possible in the development process.
DRC members are manager-level staff representing Planning, Long Range Planning, Fire, Building, Public Works, Building, Engineering, Neighborhood Preservation, Fire Prevention, Police, and Economic Development.
DRC meetings are as much about brainstorming solutions as they are about informing project leads about potential problems. The interactive, team approach helps everyone—DRC members as well as applicants—stay on “the same page” as a project progresses.