Planning Commission

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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 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.


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


Planning Commission Meeting

Planning Commission Meeting



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the La Quinta Planning Commission meeting of June 23, 2009 has been cancelled.

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, beginning with the Call to Order at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers located at the La Quinta Civic Center, 78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, California.


I, Carolyn Walker, Executive Secretary of the City of La Quinta, do hereby declare that the foregoing Notice of Meeting Cancellation dated June 23, 2009, was posted on the outside entry to the Council Chamber at 78-495 Calle Tampico and on the bulletin boards at 51-321 Avenida Bermudas and 78-630 Highway 111 on June 18, 2009.

DATED: June 18, 2009

CAROLYN WALKER, Executive Secretary
City of La Quinta, California

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