Since its incorporation in 1960, the unprecedented growth of San Dimas has transformed the City from an essentially rural area to a well-balanced community offering industrial, commercial, and residential living. In addition to the 1,700 acre Frank G. Bonelli Recreational Area which lies within the City boundaries, there are many parks such as San Dimas Canyon Park, a city-owned golf course (San Dimas Canyon Golf Club), and over 27 miles of equestrian trails for riding. The city services include an extensive recreational program for youth and for senior citizens, and the City boasts a new modern City Hall, with excellent provisions made for County Sheriff and Fire Departments, along with a fine Los Angeles County Library and Engineering Regional Office.
The San Dimas Planning Division is responsible for administering the City’s development process and developing planning strategies for the future of San Dimas. Planners prepare and monitor the City’s General Plan and process applications for development projects.
The department performs current planning, advance planning, and code compliance services. The Planning Division acts as staff to the Planning Commission and the Development Plan Review Board (DPRB). The City Council also utilizes the Planning Department to provide zoning, land use, and urban design analysis.
Planners provide information and assistance to the public regarding the zoning code and the San Dimas General Plan. To help citizens to better understand the City’s planning process, the Department has published a series of informational brochures that generally address City processes.