Department of Community Development

Welcome to the Department of Community Development Homepage.

Our Mission

  • To improve the built environment and the quality of life for current and future residents, businesses, and visitors.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Be open to new ideas.
  • Value differences of opinion.
  • Engage the community in discussion and build consensus on planning & development issues.

Our Areas of Responsibility

  • Planning, building, code enforcement, redevelopment administration, affordable housing, coastal issues and special event permits.

Department Organizational Chart

Contact Information

Department of Community Development
211 Eighth Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Phone: (562) 431-2527
Fax: (562) 430-8763
Inspection Requests: (562) 431-2527 ext. 1519

 

Jim Basham

Director
Ext. 1313

 

Crystal Landavazo

Senior Planner
Ext. 1324
clandavazo@sealbeachca.gov 

  

Vacant 

Assistant Planner
Ext. vacant
  

Jon Traw

Chief Building Official
Ext. 1327
jtraw@sealbeachca.gov 

 

Brian McKinney

Building Inspector
Ext. 1315
bmckinney@sealbeachca.gov 

 

Will Chen

Code Compliance
Ext. 1342
wchen@sealbeachca.gov 

 

Leslie Medina

Permit Technician
Ext. 1323
lmedina@sealbeachca.gov