The Planning Commission plays a central role in the planning process. The Planning Commission acts as an advisory board to the City Council on all planning and development issues, assures that the General Plan is implemented by reviewing development applications on a case-by-case basis, and functions as the decision-making body for new development and conditional use permits. The Planning Commission's actions are final, but can be appealed to the City Council. The City Council can uphold the Commission's decision, overturn it, modify it, or send it back to the Commission for further study.
The Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. However, from December 7, 2022 to early April 2023, the Council Chambers at City Hall will be closed for the City Council Chamber Improvements Project. All City Council, Commission, and Committee meetings will be held at the Crown Valley Community Center (29751 Crown Valley Pkwy), with the exception of the Senior Citizens Committee Meetings, which will continue to be held at Sea Country Senior & Community Center (24602 Aliso Creek Rd).
To view Commission meeting agendas and reports, please click the button below.
The Commission consists of 5 total members. Each Commission member serves a two-year term. To learn more about the recruitment process, vacancies, and qualifications, please CLICK HERE.
Currently, the following individuals serve on the Planning Commission:
- Karen Ferlauto
- Roger Green
- Kathleen Hayes
- Sally Savage-Lebhart
- Pedram "Pete" Vahid