The Planning/Historic Preservation Commission consists of 5 residents appointed by the City Council for four year terms:
The Planning Commission's role is to review and make decisions on various land use applications such as, but not limited to, Conditional Use Permits, Development/Design Reviews, Entertainment Permits, Subdivisions (tentative tract and tentative parcel maps), and Variances. The Commission also makes recommendations to the City Council regarding amendments to the General Plan, Development District/Zoning, and the Development Code. They will also review and make recommendations on new ordinances, land use determinations, and other matters of public interest.
Decisions are reached through a hearing process that is open to the public. As it is a public meeting, the members of the community are encouraged to participate. During the hearing, the Commission listens to oral presentations by City staff, the applicant, and interested members of the community. The Commissioners also are appointed to be the City's Historic Preservation Commission. The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for determining which buildings and/or sites are historic, designating local historic landmarks, and approving alterations to local landmarks.
Since cityhood, the Planning/Historic Preservation Commission has been setting and working toward planning goals to protect and enhance the beauty and appeal of the community. Some basic goals of the Commission are:
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The Planning/Historic Preservation Commission meetings are held every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City's Council Chamber located at 10500 Civic Center Drive. Due to holidays (such as the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving) or rare, unforeseen circumstances, a meeting may be scheduled for another date. Contact the Planning Department for further information. To ensure public participation, the public is notified of public hearing items by several methods: