The City of Valdez is currently working on a new, and updated comprehensive plan. Learn more about Plan Valdez and provide input by visiting the project website.
The Comprehensive Plan Draft is now available for community review and comment. The public comment period runs through June 6th. To participate, visit the project website to download the draft and submit comments. Paper copies can also be picked up at the Planning Department at City Hall.
The comprehensive plan captures the long term community vision for Valdez over the next 20 years. It is a tool used by developers, City staff, and elected and appointed officials to help prioritize our goals and make smart land use decisions that align with our community values.
We need your help and input. Submit your comments online at valdezcompplan.blogspot.com, or in writing at the Planning Department at City Hall.
Planning Department Responsibilities
The Planning Department is responsible for a wide array of activities and services to assist the community, including:
Allotting environmental permits for municipal projects
Administering planning and zoning, including:
Variances and exceptions
Being a community information and resource library
Building and construction plan reviews, permitting, and inspections.
Enforcing and abating building and zoning code violations.
Handling business registrations for commercial businesses, home occupations, and itinerant vendors.
Mapping all elements of the community from land to streets to addresses to infrastructure.
Regulating subdivisions and platting.
Serving as staff liaison department to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The Planning Department is also responsible for managing:
City lands, including land sales, land leases, and other generally allowed uses on city-owned public property