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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.


FOR AGENDAS FOR CURRENT MEETINGS, GO TO THE CALENDAR 

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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

APRIL 14, 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 2009-013
Beginning Minute Motion 2009-005

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 March 24, 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……………… CONTINUED SIGN PROGRAM 2006-1078, AMENDMENT NO. 1
Applicant……….. Highland Development Sign Company
Location………… North Side of Highway 111, Approximately 1,000 Feet East of Dune Palms Road
Request…………. Consideration of a Proposed Sign Program Amendment to Add an Additional Freestanding Monument Sign for the Dunes Business Park.
Action…………… Staff is Requesting this be Continued to April 28, 2009.


B. Item……………… SITE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT 2008-905 AND CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 2008-112
Applicant……….. Leslie Lippich Architect and Associates, Inc. for Yury Levitan
Location………… East Side of Washington Street, Approximately 780± Feet North of Fred Waring Drive.
Request…………. Consideration of Architectural and Landscaping Plans for a 4,924 Square Foot Express (Self-Service) Car Wash.
Action…………… Resolution 2009-____, and Resolution 2009-____.


C. Item……………… SIGN APPLICATION 2003-682, AMENDMENT NO. 1
Applicant……….. Washington 111, Ltd. (Ads Design and Signs)
Location………… South of Highway 111 Between Washington Street and Adams Street
Request…………. Consideration of a Proposed Sign Program Amendment to Include Revised Monument Signs and Under-Canopy Blade Signs.
Action…………… Minute Motion 2009-___.



D. Item……………… ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 2009-097
Applicant……….. City of La Quinta
Location………… City-wide
Request…………. Consideration of the Following Amendments to the La Quinta Municipal Code: (9.160.60) - to Restrict the Placement of Permitted Temporary Signs Within the Public Right-Of-Way, to Reduce the Maximum Time Period for Signs from Sixty (60) days to Forty-Five (45), and to Eliminate Sign Size Restrictions for Exempt Directional and Informational Signs for Public, Quai-Public, and Non-Profits; and (9.160.020) - to Revise Table 9-17 to Change Maximum Sign Size and Height Restrictions for Exempt Signs.
Action…………… Resolution 2009-____.


VI. BUSINESS ITEM:

VII. CORRESPONDENCE AND WRITTEN MATERIAL:

A. Attendance Update 

VIII. COMMISSIONER ITEMS:

A. Report on City Council meeting of April 7, 2009, from Chairman Alderson.
B. Commissioner Barrows scheduled to attend the April 21, 2009, City Council meeting.

IX. DIRECTOR ITEMS:

X. ADJOURNMENT:


This meeting of the Planning Commission will be adjourned to a Regular Meeting to be held on April 28, 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, April 14, 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, April 10, 2009.

DATED: April 10, 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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