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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

JUNE 9, 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 2009-016
Beginning Minute Motion 2009-007

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 April 28, 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……………… SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT 2006-868, EXTENSION NO. 1
Applicant……….. REA La Quinta, LLC
Location………… North Side of Highway 111, 1000’± West of Jefferson Street in Jefferson Plaza
Request…………. Review of a Request for a One-Year Extension of an Approval of Architectural and Landscaping Plans for a 5,723 Square Foot Freestanding Building.
Action…………… Resolution 2009-_____.


B. Item……………… ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 2009-098
Applicant……….. City of La Quinta
Location………… Regional Commercial Zoning District Within the City (Generally Located Along Highway 111).
Request…………. Consideration of an Ordinance to 1) Permit Used Car Sales Not Associated with a New Car Sales Facility within the Regional Commercial Zoning District with Approval of a Conditional Use Permit, 2) to Establish Provisions for the Development of Used Car Sales Facilities, and 3) Delete Erroneous Text Identified with the Automotive Uses Portion of the Non-Residential Table of Permitted Uses.
Action…………… Resolution 2009-_____.


VI. BUSINESS ITEM:

A. Discussion regarding Commission Summer Meeting Schedule.

VII. CORRESPONDENCE AND WRITTEN MATERIAL:

VIII. COMMISSIONER ITEMS:

A. Report on City Council meetings of May 5, May 19, and June 2, 2009.
B. Chairman Alderson noted he is scheduled to attend the June 16, 2009, City Council meeting.
C. New Schedule of Commissioner Attendance at Council Meetings

IX. DIRECTOR ITEMS:

A. Update of County Map for Tentative Parcel Map 34784
B. Presentation on the Whitewater River Region Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit Overview

X. ADJOURNMENT:

This meeting of the Planning Commission will be adjourned to a Regular Meeting to be held on June 23, 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, June 9, 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, June 5, 2009.

DATED: June 5, 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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