A discretionary project requires staff's discretion and therefore, would be processed through the submittal of a formal application either for an administrative (staff) review or Planning Commission review. Administrative reviews is subject to staff approval and typically require 30-45 days to process.
A project requiring Planning Commission review requires a non-public hearing review or a public-hearing review. Processing time is approximately 120 days (*Projects requiring an environmental review may take longer).
Types of Discretionary Projects include:
Administrative Use Permits
Level 1 (Administrative) Development Reviews
Level 2 or 3 (Planning Commission) Development Reviews*
Conditional Use Permit*
Lot Line Adjustment*
Tentative Parcel Maps/Tentative Tract Maps*
General Plan Amendment*
To learn more about each of the above entitlement(s), please click here: Entitlement Chart