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Economic Development

Economic Development

About the Economic Development Department

The Economic Development Department’s purpose is to create an environment that fosters sustainable investment while preserving the public’s welfare and the environment.

Building Division

The Building Division is responsible for:
  • Reviewing building plans 
  • Issuing permits for and inspecting authorized work
  • Responding to complaints about potentially dangerous or nuisance buildings

Planning Division

The Planning Division has the primary function of implementing current and long-range planning, including the Vallejo General Plan. The Planning Division is also responsible for:
  • Implementing zoning ordinances
  • Reviewing the development of proposals
  • Processing application
  • Enforcing zoning ordinances
  • Providing public information
  • Conducting historic preservation

Economic Development Division

The Economic Development Division supports economic growth in Vallejo.  The primary goals of the division are to increase the tax base and employment opportunities in Vallejo. The division's services include:
  • New business recruitment 
  • Technical assistance for existing Vallejo businesses 
  • Business retention
  • Site selection assistance for new and existing businesses
  • Asset management of City of Vallejo property
  • Mare Island Conversion
  • City and former Redevelopment Agency Development opportunities



Community and Economic Development Director
555 Santa Clara Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
Second Floor
Email Us
Phone (707) 648-4326
Fax (707) 552-0163

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lonell Butler
Chief Building Official
(707) 648-4374

Afshan Hamid
Planning Manager
(707) 648-4326

Ron Gerber
Economic Development Manager
(707) 649-5452

Leslie Trybull
Executive Secretary
(707) 648-4326