Imperial County Planning/Building Department is charged with
"lead agency" status on land use development projects,
and pursuant to Board Direction offers "developers"
the opportunity to present their projects in an informal setting
to the various departments and agencies under what is considered
to be a "pre-application" meeting.
of the "pre-application" meeting is to allow anyone
with a proposed project to present their project to the County
regulatory as well as non-regulatory departments. In addition
various non-County agencies may also be involved, depending
on the type and scope of the projects. Among the agencies
usually involved would be the IID.
the applicant provides a project description and site plan
to the Planning/Building Department staff, at least two weeks
prior to the pre-application meeting. The documents are then
circulated to the various agencies for their review.
the applicant makes their presentation at the pre-application
meeting and upon conclusion, the various agencies present
brief descriptions of their requirements, procedures and information
that will be required at the time of formal application. The
applicant/developer has the opportunity to ask all the questions
that may affect their project.
of the pre-application process is to afford the applicant
an opportunity to be advised early on of all requirements
by the regulatory agencies, of all possible forms of assistance
by economic development program, (if applicable) and any by
the various non-county agencies.
needs to understand that until the Planning/Building Department
receives the actual application, the "process" has
not commenced, the application is not accepted, and additional
requirements or information may be required at time of application
depending on the actual content of the application.