Posted on: November 27, 2017

Planning Commission Recruitment

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The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is currently conducting a recruitment to fill four seats on the Planning Commission. These are volunteer, non-paying positions with four-year terms of office. 


The seven member Planning Commission makes decisions on specific private land use planning applications such as subdivision maps, variances, and conditional use permits; reviews environmental assessments, such as Environmental Impact Reports and Negative Declarations; makes decisions on view restoration permits; considers appeals of staff decisions on land use planning applications, and considers wireless telecommunication permit applications in the public right-of-way. The Planning Commission holds evening meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, unless a special meeting is scheduled. The term of office for Planning Commissioners is four years with terms expiring on the date of the first Regular City Council Meeting in December of odd years, or until a successor is appointed. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms of office as a member of the Planning Commission.

Those interested in applying must submit an application to the City Clerk’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017. To be considered for appointment, an applicant must be a resident of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. An application for appointment can be requested from the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, telephone number (310) 544-5217 or is available on the City’s website at the following web address:

Interviews with the City Council are tentatively scheduled to take place in January and February 2018 prior to regularly scheduled City Council Meetings. The City Clerk’s Office will confirm the date and time of the interviews with the applicants.

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