This seven-member commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council and has some decision-making authority on land use and development of the City. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 8 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Specific Duties include:
After a public hearing thereon, recommend to the City Council the adoption, amendment, or repeal of Master, General, or Precise Plans, or any part thereof, for the physical development of the City.
Exercise such functions with respect to land subdivisions, planning, and zoning as may be prescribed by ordinance.
Exercise such other functions as now or may be hereafter authorized by the provisions of Title 7 entitled “Planning” of the Government Code of California, or as hereafter amended or added to, insofar as they do not conflict with the provisions of the Charter.
Decision-making authority on a variety of discretionary land use applications (e.g. use permits, special development permits, variances, specified design reviews, tentative maps and appeals of decisions of the Zoning/Administrative Hearing Officer). These decisions are final unless appealed to the City Council.
Final decision-making authority on appeals of staff decisions on minor land use applications.
Provide recommendations to City Council on legislative actions such as zoning code amendments, rezoning of property, amendments to the General Plan, and new and revised specific plans as well as related applications considered at the same time as a legislative action.
Review and make recommendations on the entire General Plan (all Elements and Sub-elements) as updates and amendments are considered.
Review and act on environmental documents in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), when related to any of the above actions.
Planning Commission typically meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Study Sessions are held at 7:00 p.m. in the West Conference Room. Public Hearings are held at 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. NOTE: Agendas that have been posted will have a linked attachment. If an agenda has not been posted, only the date of the meeting is posted under the "Agenda" column.
Beginning in January 2014, meeting agendas, reports and minutes will be available on InSite, the City's agenda management system web portal.