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Planning/building department size?

d3witt

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I'm curious about staff sizes by size of city/town. I'd like to see what other department staff levels are. For my little Nebraska town, Pop. 26,000 (stable) Staff = 1 Director/Planner, 3 Building Inspectors, 1 Permit Tech. What about your town?
 

DVD

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I'm south of you in Kansas.

My dept for the county (pop 55k) Me as director/planner/flood guy/whatever else, 2 environmental inspectors that cover 4 counties, and 1 assistant.

The city I live in (pop 49k) Director, 3 planners, 3 building inspectors/plan reviewers, 3 development service/permit techs
 

RandomPlanner

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My community: 1 Director, 1 Planner, 3 Code, 1 Building, 1 Admin. We're about 16,000 people.
 

dw914er

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About 60,000 people for the population. We have a director (which covers Planning, Code, Building, and Econ Dev), one Admin Assistant for the director, one planner, and one planning tech.
 

rickster

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previous jobs

16k population, 1 Com Dev Director, 1 Planning Director, 7 planners, 3 plan checkers, 3 inspectors, 1 admin staff, 1 inspector/code enforcement hybrid, about half the people are contract workers though, outsources half the plan checking

35k population, 1 Com Dev Director, 1 Planning Director, 15 planners, 3 transportation planners, 6 plan checkers, 9 inspectors, 5 code enforcement, 6 admin staff, outsources half the plan checking

current gig

largest planning department in the nation 8-!
 

MD Planner

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Population approx. 70,000

13.5 positions

Director
Division Manager Current Planning
4 Planners
Division of Comp Planning
2 Historic Preservation Planners
1 CDBG position
3 Admin. Assts.
Transportation Planner (split with Engineering Dept.)
 

Suburb Repairman

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Texas
Pop approx 20,000
high growth

Planning Department
1 Planning Director that is also Assistant City Manager (me)
1 Senior Planner
1 Planner II
1 Permit Coordinator
1 Building Official*
1 Building Inspector*
1 Admin Asst.
1 Code Enforcement Officer
* in addition to these positions, we outsource a portion of work to a 3rd party vendor. Until two years ago, we entirely outsourced this.

Allied Department - Engineering (including due to GIS)
1 City Engineer*
1 Senior Project Engineer*
1 GIS Analyst
* we outsource a lot of CIP design work; we just added the senior project engineer
 

JLyon

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Planning: Director, Asst Director, Planner, Planner/GIS, Planning Tech
Permits/Inspection: Director, 4 Inspectors, 2 Permits Techs, 2 Code Enforcement
Population: 65K
 
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