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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

JULY 26, 2011
7:00 P.M.

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

Beginning Resolution 2011-012
Beginning Minute Motion 2011-002

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 June 28, 2011.
Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 12, 2011. 

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 2002-753, AMENDMENT 1
Applicant……….. Walgreens Company
Location………… Northeast Corner of Avenue 48 and Washington Street
Request…………. Consideration to Rescind Condition of Approval #6 of the Original Site Development Permit and to Permit the Sale of Beer and Wine at the Existing Walgreens
Action…………….. Staff Recommendation for Adoption of Resolution Recommending Approval, with Conditions – Resolution 2011-_____.

B. Item……..……….. SIGN APPLICATION 2011-1536
Applicant……….. Sign-A-Rama
Location………… 79-215, 79-245 Corporate Center Drive
Request…………. Consideration of a Sign Program Amendment to Permit Larger Letter Sizes for Individual Signs
Action…………….. Staff Recommendation for Adoption of Minute Motion Recommending Approval, with Conditions – Minute Motion 2011-_____.

C. Item……..……….. SIGN APPLICATION 2011-1528
Applicant……….. Superior Electrical Advertising
Location………… La Quinta Village Shopping Center Located at the Northwest Corner of Washington Street and Calle Tampico
Request…………. Consideration of a Sign Program Amendment to Permit the Placement of Street-Facing Signs and Monument Signs
Action…………….. Staff Recommendation for Adoption of Minute Motion Recommending Approval, with Conditions – Minute Motion 2011-_____.

D. Item……..……….. CONTINUED 2008 LA QUINTA HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE
Applicant……….. City of La Quinta
Location………… City-wide
Request…………. Consideration Of A Recommendation for Adoption of the Proposed Draft of the La Quinta Housing Element Update Document.
Action…………….. Staff Recommendation for Adoption of Resolution Recommending Approval, with Conditions – Resolution 2011-_____.

VI. BUSINESS ITEM:

VII. CORRESPONDENCE AND WRITTEN MATERIAL:

VIII. COMMISSIONER ITEMS:

A. Report on City Council meeting of July 19, 2011.

B. Commissioner Mark Weber is scheduled to attend the August 2, 2011, 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 September 13, 2011, 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, July 26, 2011 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 Thursday July 21, 2011.

DATED: July 21, 2011


MONIKA RADEVA, Secretary for
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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