Community Development


Jose Jimenez, Community Development Director               Hours: 
1415 Santa Anita Avenue        Monday - Thursday 
South El Monte, CA 91733                                                                   7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  
Phone: (626) 579-6540 Ext. 3218        Closed on Major Holidays  
Email: jjimenez@soelmonte.org         

The Community Development Department  prepares, updates and administers the General Plan; provides information and assistance to the public with regards to the City's development review process; analyzes land use and development proposals from an environmental, zoning, land use, and design standpoint and provides recommendations to the Planning Commission and the City Council. In addition, the Community Development Department inspects all new construction, additions, and tenant improvements  to ensure compliance with all zoning standards and building standards.


The Community Development Department consists of the following divisions: