Planning and Economic Development


Ensure existing and future land use projects adhere to federal and state environmental quality standards through the implementation of the General Plan and adopted codes to make this City healthy, safe, and an enjoyable place to live, work and conduct business.

Core Services

▪Implement the General Plan
▪Implement the Zoning Ordinance
▪ Environmental Review
▪ Entitlement Review
▪Provide Public Information Services

The Planning and Economic Development Department consistently acts to build-up and manage commerce by delivering diverse business services vital to entrepreneurial activities in the expansion, retention and attraction of quality goods and services for the Public who live, work, and play in the City of Compton.
Important in this process is the orderly development and growth of Compton’s commercial districts and residential neighborhoods through the expeditious delivery of technical expertise and financial resources.  This web page and related links allow us to provide news of Department activities, access to information, application forms, and connection with organizations and services to grow Compton.

Providing excellent customer service as well as receiving your feedback is important to us.  So if further assistance is needed call us at (310) 605-5532.    

Currently the Planning and Economic Development Department is comprised of two divisions:

(310) 605-5532

Reviews development proposals for consistency with City plans, ordinances and design guidelines and facilitates the creation of a community vision and land use policies for the future growth of Compton.

Business Services
(310) 605-6258

Supports ongoing business investment in the community through business development workshops, loans, and planning assistance.