The development of the City Planning Commission, formed in 1923, was mainly an outgrowth of the activities of the Plans and Planting Committee, a citizens group. The 1925 earthquake destroyed many structures, and the extensive rebuilding that followed offered the Commission a fresh opportunity for instituting a planning process for the future growth of the City.
The first building and zoning ordinances were adopted in 1923 and 1925, and the City's first comprehensive General Plan in 1964. The Commission now sends representatives to other City Boards and Commissions.
|Qualifications||Must be qualified electors of the City|
|Length of Term||Four years and until successors are appointed. Staggered terms expire on December 31 of the appropriate year.|
|Meeting Schedule||The Commission meets on the first, second and third Thursdays of each month* at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, preceded by a 12:00 p.m. lunch meeting in Conference Room 15, City Hall, on the first and third Thursdays of the month.
The Commission also meets, as needed, on Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. at 630 Garden Street for site visits to projects.
*except as noted on PC meeting schedule
|Financial Disclosure Requirement||Members must file a Statement of Economic Interests upon appointment, annually and when leaving the advisory group.|
|AB 1234 Ethics Requirement||Assembly Bill (AB) 1234 requires this commission to complete AB 1234 Ethics Training no later than one year after the first day of service and then the training course must be completed once every two years thereafter.|
|Compensation||$50 per meeting attended.|
|Staff||Beatriz Gularte, Senior Planner, Community Development Department, (805) 564-5470 xt. 5509|
|Reference||City Charter Sections 800 - 806; Municipal Code Sections 2.08.020.H, 2.13.070, 27.03.010, and 28.06.010; Ordinance No. 5160|