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The Planning Commission (PC), established in 1982, is coordinated by the Design and Development Department and is comprised of five members appointed by the City Council. The Commission’s regularly scheduled meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The Commission’s primary function is to carry out the powers and duties as prescribed in the Planning and Zoning Laws of the State of California and the City of La Quinta Zoning Ordinance, as well as to serve as an advisory body to the City Council. The Planning Commission’s duties include developing and maintaining the City’s General Plan, consideration of new development applications, design review of new developments, development of specific plans, and similar planning duties.

For more information about the PC, contact us at cdd@la-quinta.org or (760) 777-7125.

Applications are accepted all year long and kept on file in the Clerk's office until a vacancy needs to be filled. For an Application to serve on the PC, click here.  For a current list of Commission Members, click here.

ABOUT AGENDAS, STAFF REPORTS AND MINUTES

The Minutes for the Planning Commission meetings will not be available until they have been approved at the next regular meeting.

The meeting agendas are typically available not less than 72 hours prior to each meeting and may be downloaded by clicking on one of the Event links below.

Staff reports (unsigned, without attachments) are available by clicking on the item titles listed on the agenda, but may not be the latest version, as the City of La Quinta reserves the right to make changes to staff reports prior to the beginning of each meeting.  The City also reserves the right to make changes to the order of items listed on the agenda.

For signed copies of staff reports, as well as any accompanying attachments, you may contact the Design and Development Department at (760) 777-7125 or cdd@la-quinta.org.


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PLANNING COMMISSION
AGENDA

A Regular Meeting to be Held at the
La Quinta City Hall Council Chamber
78-495 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, California

NOVEMBER 10, 2009
7:00 P.M.


**NOTE**
ALL ITEMS NOT CONSIDERED BY 11:00 P.M. WILL BE CONTINUED TO THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING


Beginning Resolution 2009-031
Beginning Minute Motion 2009-008

I. CALL TO ORDER

A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Roll Call

II. PUBLIC COMMENT


This is the time set aside for public comment on any matter not scheduled for public hearing. Please complete a “Request to Speak” form and limit your comments to three minutes.

III. CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA

IV. CONSENT CALENDAR


Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 27, 2009.

V. PUBLIC HEARINGS:


For all Public Hearings on the Agenda, a completed “Request to Speak” form must be filed with the Executive Secretary prior to the start of the Planning Commission consideration of that item. The Chairman will invite individuals who have requested the opportunity to speak, to come forward at the appropriate time.

Any person may submit written comments to the Planning Commission before a public hearing, may appear and be heard in support of, or in opposition to, the approval of the project(s) at the time of the hearing. If you challenge any project(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to the public hearing.

A. Item……………… ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 2009-099
Applicant……….. City of La Quinta
Location………… City-wide
Request…………. Consideration of an Amendment to La Quinta Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 13, Updating the City’s Water-Efficient Landscaping Ordinance.
Action…………… Resolution 2009-_____.

B. Item……………… SIGN PROGRAM 1997-383, AMENDMENT NO. 1
Applicant……….. Kerr Project Services, Inc.
Location………… Jefferson Plaza at the Northwest Corner of Jefferson Street and Highway 111.
Request…………. Consideration of a Proposed Sign Program Amendment to Increase the Permissible Sign Area for Smart & Final.
Action…………… Minute Motion 2009-____.

VI. BUSINESS ITEM:

VII. CORRESPONDENCE AND WRITTEN MATERIAL:

VIII. COMMISSIONER ITEMS:


A. Report on City Council meeting of November 3, 2009, by Commissioner Quill.
B. Commissioner Weber is scheduled to attend the November 17, 2009, City Council meeting.

IX. DIRECTOR ITEMS:


A. Discussion of Holiday Meeting Schedule

X. ADJOURNMENT:

This meeting of the Planning Commission will be adjourned to a Regular Meeting to be held on November 24, 2009, at 7:00 p.m.


DECLARATION OF POSTING

I, Carolyn Walker, Executive Secretary of the City of La Quinta, do hereby declare that the foregoing Agenda for the La Quinta Planning Commission meeting of Tuesday, November 10, 2009 was posted on the outside entry to the Council Chamber, 78-495 Calle Tampico and the bulletin board at the La Quinta Cove Post Office, 51-321 Avenida Bermudas, on Friday, November 6, 2009.

DATED: November 6, 2009


CAROLYN WALKER, Executive Secretary
City of La Quinta, California

Public Notices

The La Quinta City Council Chamber is handicapped accessible. If special equipment is needed for the hearing impaired, please call the City Clerk’s office at 777-7123, twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the meeting and accommodations will be made.

If special electronic equipment is needed to make presentations to the Planning Commission, arrangements should be made in advance by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 777-7123. A one (1) week notice is required.

If background material is to be presented to the Planning Commission during a Planning Commission meeting, please be advised that eight (8) copies of all documents, exhibits, etc., must be supplied to the Executive Secretary for distribution. It is requested that this take place prior to the beginning of the 7:00 p.m. meeting.


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