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Community Development

Director of Community Development
Saied Naaseh
701 E. Carson St
Carson, CA 90745

Phone: (310) 952-1810

The Community Development Department promotes a quality living environment by guiding the development and maintenance of the City. Under the direction of the Director of Community Development, this department has a vital role in shaping the future of the City by reflecting the aspirations of its citizens, creating an orderly, attractive and functional city, ensuring a safe building environment, attracting and assisting businesses, and providing for the development and preservation of affordable housing. The following divisions work hand in hand to attain the department's goals. The chart below reflects the functions of the department but not its organizational structure.
Community Development Orgnization Chart

UPDATE: The Residential Property Report (RPR) requirement has ended. As of September 20, 2019, The City of Carson will no longer require an approved RPR for the sale of residential properties.

On April 2, 2019, based on the recommendation of the Residential Property Report (RPR) Sub-Committee, the City Council directed staff to formally eliminate the RPR Program and bring this matter before the City Council for decision.

On August 6, 2019, the City Council Repealed the Residential Property Report (RPR) Requirement. Introduction of Ordinance No. 19-1933 (amends Municipal Code, Article V, Chapter 9) was presented before the City Council in a public hearing. The City Council voted in favor of repealing the Residential Property Report (RPR) requirement. The second reading was on August 20, 2019 and it became effective on September 20, 2019.

As of September 20, 2019, you are no longer required to get an approved RPR for the sale of residential properties.

Please submit any inquiries or requests for written confirmation of the RPR repeal to 

You may contact McKina Alexander, Associate Planner, at  or call (310) 952-1761, Ext. 1326 if you need further assistance regarding this matter.

General Plan Update
The City of Carson is embarking on an exciting new project: the update of our General Plan.

The General Plan is the City's primary guide for development, housing, transportation, environmental quality, public services, and parks and open spaces. The update process is a collaborative effort between the City and its residents to create a vision and a blueprint for development and investment over the next couple of decades. Residents have the opportunity to get involved at all stages of the planning process, from the initial visioning and exploration of land use and transportation alternatives to the selection of the Preferred Plan and policy development.

The city of Carson needs
to help update our General Plan.

GET INVOLVED (310) 952-1700 ext. 1326

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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