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Posted on: October 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Notice of Recruitment - Planning Commission

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October 4, 2021


TELEPHONE NUMBER: 310 544-5217



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 development projects, zoning changes, grading and neighborhood compatibility applications, view restoration permits, utility projects and right-of-way encroachments in the City; 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. 

 Additional information: 

These are volunteer, non-paying positions, however, Commissioners receive a stipend of $135.00 per month.
*The term for these vacancies will be the date of appointment through June 30, 2024.
 * A term is typically four years, once appointed with a limit of two terms if a Commissioner is re-appointed. However, the term of office for these vacancies is shorter in order to coincide with the June 30 appointment date in an even-numbered year as noted in Ordinance No. 627, (adopted October 1, 2019). 

 How to apply:

Those interested in applying must submit an application to the City Clerk’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021. The ideal applicant would have a general understanding of the Commission’s functions. An applicant must also be a resident of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.  Please visit the City’s website for general information and to learn more about the commission at 

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 on November 2 and  November 16, 2021,  at 6 p.m. prior to the start of the regular scheduled City Council meetings,  virtually using the Zoom platform. The City Clerk’s Office will confirm the date and time of the interview with each of the applicants. 

Please note that applications will be retained for one year for future consideration for vacancies within other City committees.

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