The Planning Department has three primary areas of responsibility: long range planning, strategic planning, and land use controls. Long range planning includes the preparation and update of a comprehensive plan for the future development of the city and the planning region. Strategic planning involves many activities including annexation, maintenance of the official street map, Geographic Information System, street naming, street and right-of-way closures, and disposition of surplus property. The land use controls prepared and administered by the Planning Department include the Municipal Zoning Code and the Municipal Subdivision Regulations. The Staff of the Planning Department provide support and technical assistance to the City Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Historic Zoning Commission, and Architectural Design Review Board.