The SF Planning Department, under the direction of the Planning Commission, shapes the future of San Francisco and the region by: generating an extraordinary vision for the General Plan and in neighborhood plans; fostering exemplary design through planning controls; improving our surroundings through environmental analysis; preserving our unique heritage; encouraging a broad range of housing and a diverse job base; and enforcing the Planning Code.
Making San Francisco the world’s most livable urban place – environmentally, economically, socially and culturally.
We collaborate with the people of San Francisco.
We facilitate ongoing dialogue that is open and responsive.
We are efficient and timely.
We provide clear communication that is accessible to all members of our diverse population.
We educate our community about our work and we learn from our communities about their neighborhoods and their vision.
We are visionary in our plans and practical in their implementation.
We provide a fair, objective and equitable process.
We build trust.
We are passionate about our work.
We treat our stakeholders with professional courtesy and respect.
We are consistent in our application of policy.
We are innovative in setting new planning standards, and guiding change that embraces our extraordinary setting, unique heritage, vibrant communities and the aspirations of our diverse population.
We are a great place to work – cultivating intellectual inspiration, professional satisfaction and creativity.