Updated January 5, 2015
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The City's Community Development Department includes the Current Planning Division, Advance Planning/Redevelopment Division, Building and Safety, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Office of the Director.
The Advance Planning/Redevelopment Division is responsible for long-range planning of the City, including the preparation of amendments to the Municipal Code and the General Plan. The division is also involved in the development of projects funded in part by the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency, such as senior housing developments like Emerald Villas. Other responsibilities include managing the City's transit contracts for Cerritos On Wheels (COW) and Dial-A-Ride; economic development and business retention; and administering the Residential Assistance Program (RAP) for senior and disabled residents with property maintenance needs.
Requests received through this website will be responded to within 10 working days. If your request is more urgent, please call the Community Development Department at (562) 916-1201 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.