In this edition of On the Issues, Councilman Jim Waring hosts City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department Director, Alan Stephenson for an in-studio interview. The Planning and Development Director and Councilman Waring discuss the roles and duties of the department, which guides the physical development of the city by preserving historic sites, (https://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/historic)
planning what can be built where, (https://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/pz) and ensuring the safe construction of buildings and infrastructure. (https://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/developme…
In the 2015/16 fiscal year, the Planning Department issued more than 42,000 permits and conducted more than 65,000 residential building inspections.